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Manchester United line up bid for Portuguese sensation?


Manchester United line up bid for Portuguese sensation?

United after Benfica starlet?

Manchester United are reportedly planning to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Juventus to pursue the signature of Joao Felix from Portuguese side Benfica.

The 19-year-old has been in impressive form for Benfica through the current campaign and he has already contributed nine goals and five assists in 23 appearances for the club.

As such, he has been attracting interest from some of Europe's elite and according to The Sun, United are likely to make an approach of their own for the upcoming starlet.

Nonetheless, Juventus may hold the advantage in the attacker's pursuit, given the Portuguese has recently hinted about the ambition of playing alongside idol Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been linked with the services of the Benfica graduate owing to their close association with the player's agent Jorge Mendes, who has finalised numerous deals for them in the past 18 months.