Manchester United enter race to sign €70m Liverpool midfield target

Manchester United are gathering intel on £60million Liverpool target Joao Felix as they weigh up whether or not to make a bid for the young playmaker.

Last week, reports from Portugal claimed that the Merseyside outfit had launched a bid worth a mind-boggling £60million for Felix that was apparently rejected immediately by Benfica.

The 19-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder for the Portuguese outfit and has drawn interest from Liverpool, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs.

Portuguese newspaper Record – via the Mirror – claim that Manchester United scouts are “accumulating reports” before they decide whether or not to launch a bid.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjær still United’s interim manager, it is unlikely that United will spend such a large sum on an unknown talent until they are certain in which direction their future is heading in.

While Liverpool are interested in signing a new playmaker – with the London Evening Standard reporting as much last week – I don’t believe that Benfica’s Joao Felix is the man they’re after.

Interest in Nabil Fekir is dead (surely?) but Klopp will still want a proven no.10 to drive his team forward and unlock the most stubborn defences and give his side that edge against the big teams.

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