Fernandes wants to play in England amid United interest

Bruno Fernandes has expressed his desire to play in England amid interest from Manchester United.

Sky Sports News understands United are keen on bringing the Sporting Lisbon midfielder to the club this summer.

Speaking to reporters ahead of travelling with the rest of the Sporting squad to New York, Portugal international Fernandes said: "I don't care about the market, I've talked about this many times.

"The only thing I can do now is that I need to catch the plane so I don't miss it. Will this be the last match for Sporting? I don't know, it's the coach who decides. "I told I'd like to play in England, but I don't care about it right now.

"If it could be this season? It could be when the club decides, I'm not in charge."Fernandes signed a new five-year contract with Sporting only last summer, although that deal includes a £31m release clause.

If a club meets that fee but Sporting refuse to sell, the 24-year-old will be due £4.5m in compensation.

Sporting are understood to value Fernandes at around £60m.

Last season, Fernandes enjoyed the best campaign of his career so far, scoring 32 goals in 50 matches for Sporting.