Fernandes is United’s priority target this month, but it is understood they remain ‘miles apart’ from Sporting Lisbon over the midfielder’s valuation.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping his side can land Birmingham sensation Jude Bellingham for around £25m - and could even bring him straight into the first-team.
Meanwhile, Lyon look to be close to sealing a deal for Athletico Paranaense star Bruno Guimaraes who had been linked with Arsenal.
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When does the January transfer window close?
Transfer deadline day is on Friday, January 31, 2020.
The window will close at 11pm GMT, with Premier League sides needing to submit deal sheets before that time to be able to complete all of the necessary documentation on a deal after the deadline has passed.