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Bruno Fernandes “at dead end” after Tottenham bid rejected

Sure looks like Bruno is staying at Sporting, which sucks for him.

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Bruno Fernandes has always been Tottenham Hotspur’s Plan C in the transfer window as they worked to lock up the signings of Giovani Lo Celso and Paulo Dybala first. However, Spurs did put in a few big bids for the Sporting attacking midfielder... and then the rumors completely dried up yesterday. So what’s going on?

According to Sport Witness, which reads and compiles world news reports, nothing. Referencing two Portuguese outlets, the article suggests that despite being linked to what feels like every club in the top half of the Premier League, no move has materialized for Fernandes, and it looks like he’s at “a dead end” in his quest to switch clubs.

That’s a real bummer for him — the last reporting was that Spurs had a large bid of €40m + €25 in bonuses rejected for him by Sporting, and that they were holding out for a fee of €70m up front, which seems pretty damn big. Will anything change now that the Paulo Dybala deal is now off? We don’t know, but there’s less than six hours for something to happen.

Stranger things have taken place on deadline day.