Is it actually happening this time? For real? The Bruno Fernandes rumours are developing at a frenetic pace.

After  O Jogo  reported this morning United had renewed interest, reports emerged claiming Sporting official had travelled to England.

SkySports report United are getting closer to doing a deal, with Sporting needing to raise funds.

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Richard Askam of BBC Sport reports meaningful discussions have taken place between the clubs.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

United supporters are getting excited about a potential move for the attacking midfielder, and Rio Ferdinand is no different.

Rio will end up looking silly if it all amounts to nothing, but he must have some level of confidence the reports have substance.

We will hold back judgement, and prepare for the possibility it will all lead to nothing again.

But United have a chance here, to make good on an error not to sign the midfielder in the summer.

The lack of a goalscoring midfielder and creator has held United back this season, and Fernandes is both.

It would be better late than never. Let’s hope Rio knows something.

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