Liverpool told how much they will have to pay for 19-year-old versatile forward

LISBON, PORTUGAL - SEPTEMBER 23: Joao Felix of SL Benfica in action during the Liga NOS match between SL Benfica and CD Aves at Estadio da Luz on September 23, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Liverpool and Machester United have been informed they’ll need to pay £105 million to land Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix this summer, according to recent reports in Portugal via the Sun.

Joao came through the youth ranks at FC Porto before joining SL Benfica in 2015 and has developed in to one of the most exciting prospects in Portuguese football since establishing himself as an important part of Bruno Lage’s side.

The 19-year-old star has provided 7 goals and 2 assists in his 20 matches in all competitions so far this term and he’s being tipped for a call-up to the senior Portuguese roster having already represented his country at Under-21 level.

His potential has alerted a number of top European clubs with The Sun stating that Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have registered their interest while the Reds have already seen a £60m offer rejected.

The newspaper says emissaries from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on Joao’s progress but it looks like they’ll need to be ready to dig deep if they want to land the talented attacker.

The Sun cite a report from Portuguese newspaper Record that stats Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has told interested clubs they have no intention of selling the prized asset for anything less than his £105m release clause.

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