Liverpool have been monitoring Benfica youngster, Joao Felix along with a host of Premier League outfits.

Both the Manchester clubs have been noticed to be keeping tabs on the 19-year-old along with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea.

He has been dubbed the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’ after his breakout season in the Primera Liga. The forward has scored 15 goals in 36 matches this term while also setting up 7 assists.

However, with so many clubs interested in Felix, the Portuguese’s services are not expected to be cheap. He has a reported release clause worth £103m and Benfica’s president, Luis Filipe Vieira wants a higher fee.

He said, “Right now we are not interested in selling Joao Felix, and soon we will increase his release clause.”

“We will try to keep Joao Felix and other players for as long as possible. But we are aware that there are clauses and there are certain players that cannot be held indefinitely in Portugal.”

Felix is a versatile attacker who can fill in from the wings as well. He has earned 10 caps for the Portugal U21 side.

Liverpool have already broken their own transfer record by signing Virgil van Dijk in January 2018. After losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, they might be ready to spend heavy on such a promising youngster like Felix.

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