Bruno Fernandes could be entitled to compensation after Tottenham lodged an official offer for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder, according to reports.

The Independent suggested on Tuesday that Spurs may be willing to sell Christian Eriksen to Manchester United to fund their own move for Fernandes.

That comes after months of reported interest from the Red Devils in Fernandes but Sky Sports said recently that those links were ‘being exaggerated in Portugal’.

And now Portuguese newspaper Record (via Sport Witness) claims that Spurs have lodged an official offer of €60m (£55m) for Fernandes.

If that offer is rejected then the Portugal international would be owed €5m in compensation, plus a pay rise, due to a clause in his contract that stipulates that any bid over €35m that is rejected would trigger a pay out.

Record adds in another report that Spurs are still €10m off the €70m that Sporting are looking for, with agent agent Jorge Mendes in England looking to smooth out the deal.

The report continues by saying Fernandes ‘can no longer cope’ with his situation and that he is currently experiencing ‘discomfort’.

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