Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon beget held face-to-face talks over the transfer of £60m-rated Bruno Fernandes.
Midfielder Fernandes, 25, scored twice as Sporting beat Vitoria Setubal 3-1 in the Portuguese top flight on Saturday.
The Portugal worldwide is bearing in tips a transfer but there has been no agreement between the golf equipment over a rate.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his assistant, Mike Phelan, watched Fernandes play against FC Porto on 5 January.
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Solskjaer has refused to chat publicly about Fernandes and has insisted the club will supreme signal lengthy-term targets in the January transfer window, no subject accidents to midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
However, it is understood United are prioritising midfield as an home to toughen.
Solskjaer’s aspect are fifth in the Premier League, 5 parts at the assist of fourth-positioned Chelsea in the wrestle for a Champions League plan.