Manchester United-linked Bruno Fernandes could leave Sporting CP during the current transfer window, says coach Marcel Keizer.
Rumours of the Portuguese playmaker moving to Old Trafford have been persisting over the past few weeks as the Red Devils attempt to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 24-year-old, who scored the opening goal in Wednesday’s 2-2 friendly draw against Liverpool, is highly-valued by Keizer, but the Dutch tactician confessed there is no certainty he will remain at Sporting.
“Bruno is a good player, an important player,” Keizer stated.
“Everyone would like that he stays but we do not know what the future will bring so we have to wait.”
Sporting president Frederico Varandas has stated Fernandes would only be sold for a figure above €62 million (£56m/$70m) quoted in various reports.
When asked specifically about the links to Manchester United, Keizer said there was plenty of interest from clubs in the Portugal international and there is no guarantee he will stay with the Lions.
“I am just the coach. You ask the wrong guy. We know he plays very well and clubs like him and we have to see what happens” he said.
“This is the job for the coach. You realise some players can go. Every player can go. Wait and see.”