Benfica have confirmed that a €126 million (£113m/$143m) bid has been made for star forward Joao Felix by Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish side are looking to rebuild after a number of big-name players, including Antoine Griezmann, confirmed they would be leaving the club this summer, and 19-year-old Felix, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, is clearly part of the club’s plan moving forward.
Benfica have made clear in a statement released on Wednesday evening that they are considering the offer, but that nothing had yet been accepted.
Though the bid is in excess of Felix’s €120m release clause, Atletico’s insistence that the fee is paid over installments means that Benfica are within their rights to reject the offer.
Felix has impressed in his native Portugal, scoring 15 goals and registering nine assists in just 26 league appearances last season, drawing interest from around Europe.