‘If the opportunity comes to go to a team that you can’t refuse, I’ll talk to Sporting’: Portugal star Bruno Fernandes admits he is willing to leave the club as Liverpool and Manchester United vie for midfielder’s signature
- Midfielder Bruno Fernandes impressed for Portugal in Nations League victory
- He scored 31 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season to attract lots of interest
- Fernandes insisted he was happy in Portugal but would consider a big move
- Manchester United and Liverpool are two sides who are interested in signing him
Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes admitted he would speak to Sporting Lisbon about leaving should a big club make a move for him this summer.
However, Fernandes insisted he is happy in Portugal and is not seeking to leave the club he joined in 2017.
Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes may consider a move to big European club this summer
Speaking to Sport Mediaset, Fernandes said: ‘I know nothing, I will take the next few days to understand what is true.
‘We know that newspapers sometimes have to make a show to move the market and sell. I’m calm, I’m at a big club. I don’t need to move, I’m not trying to leave.
‘If the opportunity comes to go to a team that you can’t refuse, I’ll talk to Sporting.’
He won his maiden senior international cap in 2017 and was part of the Portugal side that exited last year’s World Cup in the last-16.
Fernandes registered a stunning 31 goals in 50 games for his club last season
Fernandes returned home two years ago after playing for Novara, Udinese and Sampdoria in Italy.
He could be set to move back there, with new Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte interested in his signature.
‘I had a great time in Italy, I still watch the Italian championship: both Inter and the others, I follow them all,’ he added. ‘I do not know if their interest is true, but Inter are a great team, they have history.
‘They have a great coach who has made history with Juventus, he has done well with their national team, but the other teams will strengthen as well.’