Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in Portugal.
But while United have stalled on meeting Sporting’s 70-million-euro valuation, Tottenham have made a move for the Portuguese midfielder and sent representatives to Lisbon on Thursday to discuss a possible deal.
And now many in the UK press are indicating that the North London club have overtaken the Red Devils in the race to sign the Sporting playmaker.
However, Record reports that Real Madrid have come in at the last minute in a bid to snap up the sought-after Portugal international, in what would be a huge blow for the two Premier League clubs.
The Portuguese daily claims that Los Blancos have called upon super-agent Jorge Mendes to mediate talks between the parties and that Zidane has given his consent to the operation.