Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been linked with a €70 million move to Real Madrid.
The midfielder has been tipped to join Los Blancos throughout the summer should moves for Paul Pogba or Christian Eriksen fail to materialise.
Now that move seems to be closer than ever thanks to the most unlikely of sources – Fiorentina director of football Daniele Prade.
Speaking at the presentation of new signing Dalbert, Prade said of Bruno Fernandes: “Raphinha might be out of the transfer equation now because Bruno Fernandes is going to join Real Madrid for €70 million.”
Neither Madrid nor Sporting have commented on the speculation but with the transfer window about to close in Europe and Madrid short of bolstering their midfield, a deal seems possible.