Arsenal and Manchester United have been joined by FC Porto in their summer bidding war over Sporting Braga’s Rafa Silva.
The 22-year-old is widely regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the Primeira Liga, having bagged nine goals and registered eight assists in 40 appearances for Braga this season.
Multiple clubs have monitored the midfielder in past few months, with A Bola newspaper now reporting that Porto are also keen to add him to their ranks.
It is believed that the Portugal international is being valued by Braga around the £16million region.
The newspaper claims that after trying to sign the player in January, Porto would make another approach for him soon. However, Porto are unwilling to meet Braga’s valuation of £16m for the midfielder.
It is unlikely that Braga will drop his price, because £16m for a young player who has been proving to be a decent talent with his consistent performances should not be very expensive for the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United.