The Argentina international is attracting Premier League attention again.
The Daily Express is reporting that several Premier League clubs are keen on Benfica attacker Eduardo Salvio.
Manchester United and Liverpool are said to be among those chasing the Argentine international, but neither of the clubs want to fork out the £48m that would be necessary to meet the player’s release clause.
The Express claim that Agustin Jimenz, the player’s agent, has flown to Lisbon to open talks over a new contract, which will apparently lower the clause to closer to £30m.
This may be considered a more reasonable figure by the clubs who are pursuing Salvio, and would still represent a big profit for Benfica, who paid less than £10m to sign the winger from Atletico Madrid in 2012.
Premier League scouts apparently watched Salvio in Benfica’s game against Estoril in late September, but Anderson Talisca stole the limelight in that game, scoring an impressive early brace in an exciting 3-2 win for the Eagles.
Liverpool bought Lazar Markovic from the Portuguese champions in the summer, and clearly haven’t been put off by the winger’s failure to hit the ground running in the Premier League.
United have their own Argentine former Benfica winger in Angel di Maria, and given the ex-Real Madrid man’s instant impact at Old Trafford, it’s no surprise they’re keen on another.