Manchester United are reportedly closing in on their first transfer during the January window, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since responded to the links.
Diario de Noticias have reported that talks between United and Sporting Lisbon are at an advanced stage for the transfer of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
It was heavily reported that the Red Devils tried to sign the Portugal international before the season got underway, but the club have recently reiginted their interest after reportedly meeting with Sporting president Frederico Vanadas.
With Paul Pogba and Scott Mctominay out through injury, United are a little light in midfielder but the coach was reluctant about speaking about Fernandes on Saturday.
"Bruno Fernandes? I can’t talk about individuals that play for other clubs, but I’ve got to say I do have the backing," Solskjaer said, as per Mirror.
"We do have the backing to do something if the right thing comes up in this window.
"The owners and Ed, they know what we’re building towards."
Fernandes has already registered six goals and seven appearances for Lisbon this season in the Primeira Liga, while also netting five goals in five UEFA Europa League appearances.
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