Bruno Fernandes will certainly cost more than €62 million (£56m/$70m), Sporting C.P. president Frederico Varandas has insisted, amid reports of interest from Manchester United.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Portugal international for a number of months, with Ole Gunnar Solskajer seeing him as a potential replacement for Paul Pogba if the French playmaker were to leave this summer.
Reports in Portugal have claimed Man Utd are preparing a bid in the region of £56m ($70m), so Varandas’ latest comments will come as a blow to the Premier League side.
“I don’t know if there are many or if there are few [interested clubs],” he told RTP.
“What I know, a lot has been spoken of values, coming to the press, €55m, €62m… for that he doesn’t leave, for sure.
“If Bruno Fernandes leaves, players with quality will come. But if Bruno leaves.”