Man United is said to be the frontrunner in the hunt to sign Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Erik ten Hag is reportedly ‘excited’ about the player and may try to sign him in January.
Ten Hag may have difficulty getting what he wants because the Portuguese club is hesitant to transfer Fernandez before the end of the season.
If United are anxious to recruit the 21-year-old in the forthcoming transfer window, sportpage has reported that he has a £100 million release clause that they would need to trigger.
Benfica enjoyed a tremendous start to the season, winning their group and advancing to the knockout stages of the Champions League ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.
In the round of 16, they will face Club Brugge.
According to Record, a Portuguese outlet, United is ‘delighted’ with the Argentine and is leading a list of other European clubs for his signature.
Fernandez started every Champions League group stage game for Benfica except for the 6-1 thrashing over Maccabi Haifa as he was suspended due to too many yellow cards
Considering he is a central midfielder, his goal contributions have also been impressive. He has three goals and four assists in all competitions.
According to the Portuguese source, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Barcelona are all keeping tabs on the midfielder.
According to the Daily Mail, Man City are dominating the fight for Jude Bellingham and may not pursue Fernandez if they sign the Borussia Dortmund superstar.
United has already lost out on a Benfica sensation to a competitor.
Darwin Nunez joined Liverpool in the summer for an estimated fee of £85 million.