Manchester United have lodged their interest in Joao Felix.
Having bagged eight goals and four assists in 15 Primeira Liga appearances so far this season, the Benfica wonderkid has attracted heavy interest from numerous European juggernauts.
Liverpool were rumoured to have made a £61 million bid for the young forward – a move that was straightaway turned down by Benfica.
Now, Manchester United seem to have entered the race for Felix’s services, and they have established contact with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
It is believed that Mendes, who also represents former Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho, remains keen on working with the Mancunian outfit in spite of the Portuguese manager’s departure from Old Trafford.
According to reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, both the giants from Manchester met with Mendes earlier this week, in order to discuss the future of the young starlet.
Considered as the biggest talent to emerge from Portugal since Cristiano Ronaldo, Felix is valued around £90m by Benfica, and it remains to be seen whether any interested party meets that valuation to secure his services.