By 90Min
March 01, 2019

Manchester United are locked in a transfer war with Juventus over signing Benfica's highly-rated duo Joao Felix and Ruben Dias for next season.

The pair have impressed for the Liga NOS side since breaking into the first team, and have seemingly caught the attention of many of Europe's leading clubs.

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According to Portuguese publication Record, both United and Juventus are involved in negotiations over signing Felix and Dias for a combined €180m - with renowned super-agent Jorge Mendes acting as a mediator between the parties.

The report adds that whilst both the Premier League and Serie A sides are the current frontrunners to secure the coveted duo's signature, Atletico Madrid have also shown great interest in signing centre-back Dias as a potential replacement for the outgoing Diego Godin.

A full international with Portugal, Dias has played 70 times for Benfica since making his debut two years ago and, in extending his contract with the club last year, had a €60m release clause inserted in it.

His teammate Felix - who has been dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' - has scored ten times this season and has a reported €120m release clause in his own deal. 

Record further report that Benfica club president Luis Felipe Vieira wants to make the 19-year-old the most expensive transfer in the history of Portuguese football.

 

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