MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes admits he has dreams to fulfil in football which could be away from Sporting Lisbon.
Portugal star Fernandes has been tracked by both Premier League clubs after emerging as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe last season.
United had been heavily linked with a bid to sign the 25-year-old last summer and were quoted a price in excess of £60million.
But that was at a time when the club were unsure whether Paul Pogba would be happy to remain at Old Trafford this season and ultimately no bid was made.
Tottenham also made their interest known, and that has continued throughout the season as Christian Eriksen approaches becoming a free agent.
And Fernandes says he is aware of the talk surrounding his future with Sporting – and says he is still confident of achieving what he wants to in the game.
He said: “I’m not worried, since 2016 I’m at Sporting and they say I’m leaving, so far I’m fine.
“I have dreams to come true, but I’m not worried, I have no reason to force out, I’m fine, in a club I like.
“On the day I have to leave, if I have to, I hope to leave a good memory.”
Spurs know they need to find a replacement for playmaker Eriksen as he runs down his contract in North London.
That could even tempt them to try to launch a bid in January if they believe Fernandes is the right man – in order to ensure they get their man ahead of a host of other interested clubs.
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United’s performances this season suggest they still need to bring in a player with the quality to unlock defences and also score goals.
Those are the exact strengths Fernandes has, and the Old Trafford club would be confident of beating Spurs off it it came down just to financial power.
The big problem for both, however, is if neither turn around their form enough over the remainder of the season to secure Champions League football for next year.
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