Bayern Munich ‘hold talks with Bruno Fernandes’ agent’ over a summer more for the Man United captain with his Old Trafford future in limbo… and another European giant is showing interest

  • Bayern Munich have re[reportedly open talks with the Man United star’s agent 
  • Barcelona are also interested in securing the signing of the United player 
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Bayern Munich have opened talks with the agent of Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes ahead of a potential summer transfer, according to reports from Portugal.

New Bayern boss Vincent Kompany is eager to add to his squad, with the German club having endured a rare campaign without a trophy, despite Harry Kane’s impressive goal scoring record since his arrival. 

It has already proven a summer of big changes at the Allianz Arena, with Kompany’s appointment as Bayern manager confirmed this week to replace former boss, Thomas Tuchel, who Bayern had attempted to persuade to stay at the club.  

Now, though, reports from Portuguese outlet O Jogo have claimed that the Bavarian titans have approached Fernandes’ agent, Miguel Pinho, over what would be a sensational move for the United skipper.  

Although Bayern are reportedly targeting the player, they may have to act quickly, with Barcelona also interested in signing him as per the reports.  

Bayern have started talks with Bruno Fernandes’ agent over a potential summer transfer

Vincent Kompany's Bayern are looking to secure the signing of Man United star Fernandes

Vincent Kompany’s Bayern are looking to secure the signing of Man United star Fernandes

Fernandes’ future at United is uncertain, especially given that it isn’t clear whether Erik ten Hag will remain in charge of the club.

Last month Fernandes wrote in The Players’ Tribune that he wants to stay at United.

He wrote: ‘I love to step out at Old Trafford more than anything in the world. I don’t want to leave. This has always been my ultimate dream.

‘I just want my expectations to fit with the expectations of the club. If you go talk to any fan, they will tell you the same thing. We want to compete for the league. We want to be playing Champions League football. We want to be in cup finals. That is the standard. That is what I want. That is what you all deserve.

‘I just want to keep fighting. I want to be here. My family wants to be here.’

Fernandes’ current contract runs out in June 2026, but United have a 12-month option. The Portugal international earns £240,000-a-week.

The 29-year-old featured as United beat rivals Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup final. It was the second trophy he has won with the club following on from the Carabao Cup last year.

Since signing for United in January 2020, Fernandes has made 233 appearances, while he has scored 79 goals and has provided 66 assists.

If United were to lose Fernandes then it would be a significant blow, especially given that they are looking to rebuild.