Reports confirmed that Manchester United have had a sit-down with Sporting Lisbon over £60m rated Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes, 25, scored a brace as Sporting Lisbon beat Vitoria Setubal 3-1 in Portugal’s domestic league on Saturday.
The Portuguese welcomes the move but the two clubs are yet to agree terms.
BBC Sport confirmed that United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant Mike Phelan watched the Midfielder play on 5 January.
The manager have refused to speak publicly about the negotiations but revealed that the club will not sign any short-term fixes despite the absence of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay stating that the club will only consider long-term options as it prioritize strengthen its midfield.
United chase a top four finish. They are currently looking in from the outside sitting in 5th position 5 points behind Chelsea.