Spurs open talks with Sporting Lisbon over Fernandes deal

Tottenham have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for Bruno Fernandes, according to Sky sources.

One source in Portugal has told Sky Sports News that a Spurs representative met with Sporting officials in Lisbon on Thursday.

Discussions are understood to be at an early stage but Fernandes is being explored as a potential alternative to Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, who has been a top target for Mauricio Pochettino this summer.
Pochettino appeared unsatisfied with transfer business as his side won the Audi Cup this week.

“These types of things; what will happen, what will not happen, selling and buying of players, extending contracts, not extending contracts – I think it is not in my hands,” he said.

“It is in the club’s hands, and Daniel Levy. I am not in charge, I know nothing about the situation of my players. I am only coaching them, trying to get the best from them.”

Meanwhile Manchester United have also been interested in Fernandes but Sky Sports News reported last week that he is not a priority target for them and a deal to Old Trafford is unlikely.

(Sky Sports)

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