The Red Devils have recognized Fernandes, 25, as a high goal throughout the January transfer window and hope to deliver him to the Premier League earlier than the deadline closes.
They have to date failed to agree a payment with Sporting, having initially provided round £42million plus £25.5m in bonuses in the event that they gained the English top-flight of Champions League.
Sporting reportedly need more cash up entrance and are additionally need the bonus construction to be extra reflective of Manchester United’s present standing below Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Asked whether or not he expects Fernandes to signal for Manchester United this month, super-agent Mendes advised Sky Sports: ‘I don’t know what’s going to occur to Bruno, actually I don’t know.
‘If he doesn’t depart now, for positive he will depart in summer season.
‘Sporting have been talking to other clubs, I’m undecided what’s going to occur if he will go now or on the finish of the season.’
On Wednesday, A Bola reported that Manchester United had been now prepared to supply round £47million up entrance plus £8.5m in bonuses to strike a deal for Fernandes.
As the Red Devils proceed to pursue the midfielder, Arsenal nice Paul Merson has urged Solskjaer to scrap the move and signal Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as an alternative.
‘Forget Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United should be trying to sign Jack Grealish,’ he advised Starsport. ‘He is without doubt one of the high ten gamers within the Premier League proper now.
‘He is completely totally different class and would stroll into virtually another Premier League group. Grealish would stroll into the United group.
‘Tottenham tried to get him not long ago and he’d stroll into their group proper now as properly. I can’t clarify to folks how good this child is.
‘Aston Villa misplaced 6-1 to Manchester City and he was the one one who nonetheless had time on the ball. His composure is one thing else.
‘I don’t perceive why golf equipment aren’t queuing up to attempt to signal him. Is it as a result of he’s English however isn’t enjoying for England?’