Man Utd keen on to sign Benfica first-team star valued at £25m

Premier League giants, Man United are planning a £25m offer for Benfica star Goncalo Ramos in winter. Portugal international was on the radar of both PSG and Newcastle United while Southampton were understood to have made a club-record offer to sign the centre-forward.

Following the exit of Nunez, who joined Liverpool for £85m, Goncalo has made a fine start to filling that void up front, having scored eight times in 12 matches, also laying on five assists. That form has attracted interest from Man United, with the Red Devils officials now making contact with Ramos’ representatives.

The report claims Benfica value the 21-year-old centre-forward at £25m, a fee Man United are unlikely to go beyond after their summer spending which totalled over £200m. However, there is an acceptance at Man United that another forward option is required after the Red Devils failed to bring in another striker in the summer.

Martial was ready to occupy the leading role up front after a fantastic pre-season but hamstring and achilles injuries have limited him to only 45 minutes of action.

Rashford has been tasked with leading the line in place, scoring three times so far this campaign but he too has also picked up a knock, leaving 37-year-old Ronaldo as their only recognised option up front. Man United take on Man City at the Etihad Stadium following the international break when they hope to have Rashford available once again.