Chelsea open secret talks with £87m Liverpool target Bruno Fernandes

Chelsea open secret talks with £87m Liverpool target
Fernandes has impressed (Picture: EPA)

Chelsea have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes as they pursue a move for the 23-year-old this summer, reports claim.

Fernandes has been in inspired form this season, scoring 15 goals and providing 12 assists in 42 starts for the Portuguese giants and is attracting plenty of interest around Europe.

Liverpool were said to have begun negotiations to sign the former Udinese and Sampdoria star, who has been capped four times by Fernando Santos Portugal.

epa06661921 Sporting CP player Bruno Fernandes attends a press conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 11 April 2018. Sporting CP will face Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg soccer match on 12 April 2018. EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES
Will Fernandes come to the Premier League? (Picture: EPA)

His fine displays have thrown him into contention to head to Russia for the World Cup and he may well end up at a new club too.

Chelsea have followed Liverpools lead by opening secret talks with the players entourage as they try to gauge whether hes keen on a move to Stamford Bridge, according to A Bola.

epa06665358 Sporting CP's player Bruno Fernandes reacts in the end of the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid, at Alvalade stadium, in Lisbon, Portugal, 12 April 2018. Sporting won the match 1-0 but lost on aggregate 2-1. EPA/MIGUEL A. LOPES
Chelsea face competition to sign him (Picture: EPA)

Fernandes has an £87million release clause – a fee which Sporting are keen to recuperate fully.


The Blues would no doubt be reluctant to part with such a large amount of money and face serious competition to land him, with Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid and, of course, Liverpool all in the race for his signature.

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