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Man Utd make fresh bid to sign Portuguese wonderkid

Man Utd make fresh bid to sign Portuguese wonderkid

Joao Neves news

Man Utd make fresh bid for Neves

Manchester United have made a fresh proposal to sign Benfica wonderkid Joao Neves this summer, according to Correio da Manha.

The Red Devils are eyeing a new defensive midfielder this summer and they are looking at different options in the transfer market.

Paris Saint-Germain's Manuel Ugarte has been heavily linked in the last month, but reports claim that Neves is also on their radar.

United failed with an opening bid of €60m for Neves last month and they have now made an improved proposal of €70m for his services.

The proposal has also been turned down by Benfica, but there is optimism from United's side that a deal could be done this summer.

Benfica president Rui Costa is currently holding out for Neves' €120m release clause, but he has not ruled out a compromise.

If United were to pay around €100m for his services, a deal could be done between the clubs. However, they will face competition.

Arsenal and Liverpool are also firm admirers of the 19-year-old.