​​Manchester United are said to be ready to step up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon superstar Bruno Fernandes and have reportedly handed him a big-money offer in order to come to Old Trafford.

Fernandes has been chased by United for the ​most part of this summer's transfer window after manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer identified him as a definite solution to his team's midfield dilemma.

Ander Herrera left the club at the end of last season while Paul Pogba is pushing for a move away from Old Trafford, which has forced Solskjaer to move for a new midfielder this summer.

​Mirror report that United are said to have made an offer of £50m for the Portugal international and are believed to be willing to pay him £5.5million a year - which works out at around £100,000-a-week.

Bruno's club Sporting Lisbon has not accepted United's bid as they are looking to sell him for a price upwards of £70m. The Red Devils, meanwhile are said to be very patient as they are wanting to bring in Bruno irrespective of what happens with Paul Pogba's future at the club.

The Portugal international, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool, starred as his country won the Nations League on home turf in June.

Manchester United have already completed two ​transfers this summer, landing Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively. They are said to be looking to swoop for Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire in order to complete a major overhaul of transfers this summer.