Bruno Fernandes has left Sporting Lisbon’s training ground after a meeting to finalise his transfer exit.
According to Record , Fernandes and his agent, Miguel Pinho, met with club president Federico Varandas and sporting director Hugo Viana on Friday morning.
Free-scoring midfielder Fernandes is wanted by Manchester United and Tottenham , with the latter sending representatives to Portugal to discuss a deal on Thursday.
He was filmed by CMTV leaving the training ground after a meeting which is believed to have been to confirm details of his departure – although where he will head is not yet known.
Reports in Portugal claim Tottenham are now the front-runners to land Fernandes having turned their attentions to the Manchester United target after reaching a deadlock in their talks for Giovani Lo Celso.
However, their initial proposal of €60m (£55m) was rejected as the club demand €70m (£64m) to sell their captain.
The Portuguese club are believed to be confident Tottenham will give in to their demands, although Manchester United could still swoop now they have completed a deal to sign centre-back Harry Maguire.
Fernandes was expected to play his final game for Sporting in the Super Cup against Benfica on Sunday.
He left their previous pre-season game in tears at the prospect of playing his last home game for the club.
But Sporting’s manager, Marcel Keizer, has now admitted he is uncertain whether he will appear on at the weekend as he nears a move to the Premier League.
“I can not promise anything,” Keizer said when asked if he can guarantee Fernandes will play at the weekend.
“I believe he will play, but we can never be 100% right. It is not me who decide this at Sporting.
“This is football, the window is open and when the window is open it is never very good to the coaches. “