- Mendes has been impressive for Sporting Lisbon since his senior debut for the club this year
- His performances also saw him earn a call-up with the Portugal national football senior team
- Man United are keen to beat competition from Man City and Liverpool to land the left-back
- His possible arrival will spell doom for Alex Telles who United are looking to loan out
- The teenage sensation has a massive £59.3m release clause in his current deal with the Portuguese giants
Bruno Fernandes has reportedly welcomed Man United pursuit for Sporting Lisbon defender, Nuno Mendes.
Mendes has claimed his place as one of the brightest young prospects in Europe this term when he broke into Sporting Lisbon's first team.
His impressive performances saw him earn an international callup with Portugal's senior team, making three appearances for the country during the recent international break.
The decision is aimed at beating competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City who have also shown interest in signing him.
His Old Trafford arrival will mean the Red Devils will have to ship out summer signing Alex Telles, with the club already understood to have offered him to Sporting on loan as a bargaining chip for Mendes.
Mendes has a massive £59.3m release clause in his current deal with the Portuguese giants, but Sporting would reportedly accept a fee in the region of £34m.
Metro UK added Fernandes is already aware of United's push for the teenage sensation, and he is excited with the prospect of having him at the Manchester club.
"I think that Nuno is not prepared to leave a year or two years from now," Sporting manager Ruben Amorim was quoted saying on Mendes' future at the club.
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"It will only be five years from now, I want to be with him for many years," he added.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Bruno Fernandes was left furious at Brighton defender Joel Veltman who he claimed almost broke his leg during Man United's 2-1 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese provided the assist for Marcus Rashford's equalizer two minutes after the hour mark which canceled out Danny Welbeck's opening goal.
Fernandes was taken out by Veltman just after delivering the decisive pass to Rashford at the edge of the 18-yard box.