Sporting Lisbon Wiretap

Bruno Fernandes Linked With Inter Move

Jun 11, 2019 12:32 PM

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes discussed a potential move to Inter, saying that he still watches Serie A. 

“I was very happy in Italy and still watch Serie A games regularly. I do not have the slightest idea if it’s true that Inter are interested in me. They have a great Coach now in Antonio Conte who did so well at Juventus and with Italy. Of course, seeing my name associated with Inter is important," said Fernandes.

Fernandes is also linked with Tottenham and Manchester United.

Inter could use Joao Mario as part of a deal to bring Fernandes to the club.

Football Italia

Tags: Internazionale, Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon Wants Cristiano Ronaldo To Finish Career With Club

Sep 12, 2016 1:13 PM

Sporting Lisbon has interest in Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club to finish his career.

Ronaldo began his professional career with Sporting before his transfer to Manchester United. Ronaldo will play against Sporting this week in the Champions League.

Sporting president Bruno De Carvalho told Marca: "Yes, without a doubt, I would love for Ronaldo to end his career here, at home.

"He represents a lot for us and it would be beautiful if he could end his career here. He is a world ambassador. He always speaks well about us and how fond he is of us."

Ronaldo is expected to sign an extension with Real Madrid.

Adriana Garcia/ESPN

Tags: Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor

Leicester City Finalizing Adrien Silva, Islam Slimani Transfers

Aug 29, 2016 10:32 PM

Adrien Silva has indicated he is close to joining Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon while they also pursue Islam Slimani.

The transfer for the pair of players could end up reaching £50 million ($65.4 million).

Silva is valued at around £21 million.

“Yes, I confirm this proposal,” Silva said. “Leicester is very interesting and corresponds to my career goals.

“After the past 15 years at Sporting, this opportunity is something exceptional for me and can allow me to express and impose myself in another championship, and also to evolve in the Premier League, which is a stunning league. I love Sporting as a family and I dedicated myself to the club since I was 12 years old.

“With Sporting I lived many moments of happiness. I can say that I grew up with the club. At 27 years old, and after so many years of loyalty, I think that no one will criticise me for wanting to embrace this challenge.”

The Guardian

Tags: Leicester City, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Leicester Near $39.4M Transfer With Sporting For Islam Slimani

Aug 28, 2016 1:08 PM

Leicester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon worth close to £30 million ($39.4 million).

Slimani scored 27 times in the Portuguese league last season as Sporting finished as runners-up behind Benfica and has also won 43 caps for his country, scoring 23 goals.

Leicester have seen an initial bid of around £25 million rejected, with Sporting understood to be holding out for a fee closer to £34 million.

Ed Aarons/The Guardian

Tags: Leicester City, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Nani Believes He Could Return To Manchester United

Nov 19, 2014 11:02 AM

Nani believes he still has a future at Manchester United despite currently being out on loan at Sporting Lisbon.

"Why not? I went out [to Sporting] to play more and get to my best. If there is an opportunity, we will see."

Nani has scored 40 goals in 228 games for United since joining from Sporting in 2007, but has made just 14 Premier League starts since 2012.

Richard Jolly/ESPN

Tags: Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Loan, Misc Rumor

Champions League Pots Set For Group Stage Draw

Aug 27, 2014 9:30 PM

With the qualifying stage of the Champions League now complete, UEFA will hold its draw ceremony on Thursday for the group stage.

England, Spain and Germany each have four clubs in the round of 32.

Pot 1
Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Atlético Madrid

Pot 2
Borussia Dortmund
Paris Saint-Germain
Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City

Pot 3
Bayer Leverkusen
Athletic Club

Pot 4
Ludogorets Razgrad

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arsenal, Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Galatasaray, Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool, Manchester City, Monaco, Olympiacos, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Roma, FC Schalke 04, Sporting Lisbon, Zenit Saint Petersburg

Marcos Rojo Thrilled To Join United On Transfer

Aug 19, 2014 10:52 AM

Marcos Rojo is on the verge of joining Manchester United on a £16 million transfer, while Nani will also go to Sporting Lisbon a one-season loan deal.

“It’s a dream to play at Manchester United and I am very proud of having the chance of working with [Louis] van Gaal,” Rojo told the Argentinian radio station, Continental. “I spoke with Juan Sebastián Verón about Manchester United when we were at Estudiantes. I have always liked English football, and I should adapt to this new playing style easily.”

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

United Close To Deal For Marcos Rojo

Aug 18, 2014 10:23 AM

Manchester United believe an agreement to acquire Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon is close, but it is still to be decided whether Nani should go on loan to Sporting Lisbon in addition to the £16 million fee for the defender.

Club sources are calling the move for the Argentinian “very complex.”

Rojo is capable of playing center-back and left-back.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

United Target Marcos Rojo In Dispute With Part-Owners

Aug 14, 2014 11:13 AM

A dispute has emerged between the representatives and part-owners of the Manchester United target Marcos Rojo and his current club Sporting Lisbon.

The Argentina defender is currently the subject of disciplinary action by the Portuguese club after apparently refusing to train amid reports of a £16 million bid from United.

Management company Doyen Sports, which owns 75% of the player, has now hit back over Sporting’s stance and threatened legal action if fees due to it from any rejected bid are not paid. It is reported that Doyen is entitled to a payment from Sporting worth 75% of any declined offer for Rojo. In this instance that would equate to £12 million.

Doyen holds strong rights over the player after paying 75% of his transfer fee from Spartak Moscow in 2012.

Press Association

Tags: Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Arsenal Shifts Pursuit From Khedira To William Carvalho

Aug 5, 2014 11:17 AM

Arsenal has shifted its attention from Sami Khedira to William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon.

The wage demands and injury history of Khedira is making Arsenal reluctant to complete a move with Real Madrid. Khedira missed 68 matches for Real Madrid since joining them in 2010.

Carvalho is five years younger than Khedira and would be far more affordable.


Tags: Arsenal, Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Tottenham Signs Eric Dier From Sporting Lisbon For £4M
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of the defender Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.


United Could Turn From Vidal To Carvalho As Cheaper Target
Manchester United has been told by Juventus that a transfer deal for Arturo Vidal would cost €56 million and Nani in a player-plus-cash deal.

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Sporting Kansas City Sells Oriol Rosell To Sporting CP
Oriol Rosell was voted No. 14 on's top 24 players under the age of 24 last year and made his international debut for Catalonia in 2013.

RealGM Staff Report

City, United, Chelsea Want 'New Cristiano' Carlos Mane
Carlos Mane has played the last four matches as a number 10 despite beginning his career as a right winger.

Dan Kilpatrick/CaughtOffside

United Open Bidding For William Carvalho At £25M
Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in William Carvalho, but David Moyes has begun to bid on the young holding midfielder.

Jeremy Cross/Daily Star

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