Spanish la Liga Champions Barcelona have opened talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Manchester United target Bruno Fernandes.
Sky Sports News reports that Barcelona have proposed signing the Portuguese midfielder this summer until 2025 but will loan him to Valencia until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Barcelona are currently in talks with Valencia over a deal to sign striker Rodrigo and reports in Spain say they are hoping this new proposal can help get a deal over the line.
United and Sporting remain apart in their valuations for Fernandes despite protracted talks over a deal to Old Trafford this month.
On Thursday, the two sides were as much as £10m apart in their valuation with United willing to pay £42m having initially agreed a £55m deal in principle.
Fernandes played 90 minutes for Sporting on Monday in a 1-0 home win in the Portuguese League against Maritimo.