Solskjaer's side have no real reason to pay what the Portuguese club wants as it's understood Fernandes' release clause is £32m.
The departure of Ander Herrera, and speculations of Paul Pogba leaving the Old Trafford this summer has compelled Manchester United to pursue the Portuguese International to fill the void.
Representatives of Sporting CP star Bruno Fernandes will travel to England in the coming days for talks over the future of their client with three Premier League clubs, according to a report in Portugal.
He is willing to continue at Sporting Lisbon if no move emerges.
Reports have suggested that the North-West outfit are still to meet Sporting's valuation of the Portugal worldwide, who contributed 20 goals and 13 assists from 33 league outings last season.
"But they're going to make Man United better". There's a lot of criticism around the players, sometimes it doesn't always go well."You work hard, you want to perform for the team, but some things go wrong, and these can be out of your control". Manchester City were initial favorites for his signature before turning their attentions to Rodri who they signed last week from Atletico Madrid.
While the vulnerabilities of their frail defence were brutally exposed this past season, Manchester United also struggled with finding the back of the net on a consistent basis - the Red Devils failed to score in a game 12 times last term.
Inevitably, most of the Premier League's have been linked with a summer move for the rising star, with Manchester United providing most of the fodder for transfer column inches.