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Manchester United and Manchester City set for transfer battle for Benfica wonderkid

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Manchester United and Manchester City are both keeping tabs on Benfica’s highly-rates 20-year-old Florentino Luis with a view to making a bid next summer, according to reports.

Defensive midfielder Luis has impressed at the Portuguese side and is on the radar of many top clubs. For instance, Paris St-Germain had an advance rebuffed in the summer.

The Daily Star reports that City considered making a £55 million bid last summer but decided against it. Pep Guardiola’s scouts are keeping tabs on him however.

Meanwhile A Bola has reported that United scouts were watching Luis at Benfica’s recent victory over Braga.

However, should United or City – or both – make a move, they will likely have to meet or beat the release clause in Luis’ contract of £91 million.

That wouldn’t be a problem for either side, of course.

If Luis continues to develop as expected, then watch this space come summer 2020.