Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have been in negotiations throughout the transfer window and United were adamant to meet Sporting Lisbon’s 80M Euros valuation of the player.
However, United made a breakthrough in negotiations on Tuesday. An initial fee of about 55M Euros plus add-ons that could rise to an overall cost of 80M Euros.
Should the deal be completed, it will be the biggest of the January transfer period in the English Premier League.
Manchester United prioritised signing a midfielder following injuries to midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
Bruno Fernandes joined Sporting Lisbon from Serie A club Sampdoria in 2017.
Fernandes has made 19 appearances for Portugal and was part of the squad that won the UEFA Nations League.
Out of 137 matches for Sporting Lisbon, Bruno Fernandes has scored 64 goals. He won the Portuguese cup in 2018-2019 and was named the Portuguese Primeira Liga Player of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Fernandes is expected to fly to Manchester in the next 48 hours for his medical.
Manchester United have been watching Fernandes closely since 2015 but distanced themselves from him last summer to prioritise other areas.