Sporting CP has announced the signing of striker Andraz Sporar, while discussions with Manchester United over Bruno Fernandes have reportedly collapsed.
The side was said to be eager to create considerable income this month, but a bargain with United over midfielder Fernandes seems to have been stalling for a few days.
According to the latest reports, United co-chairman Joel Glazer has stepped in to make it clear the Red Devils doesn’t match Sporting’s asking price of $80m.
Despite their need for capital, Sporting has invested in Slovenia striker Sporar, who has signed a five-year contract with the club which comprises a $60m release clause.
Reports in Portugal say the 25-year-old has united in a $6m deal from Slovan Bratislava, having passed his medical after arriving in Lisbon late on Tuesday.
Sporar was connected with Scottish champions Celtic and Turkish giants Besiktas.