Benfica’s president has flown to Manchester for talks with United and City over the possibility of a lucrative double deal, report The Sun.
The Sun cite Portuguese newspaper A Bola in claiming that the Portuguese giants’ chief jetted off to England to seal a £67.7million double deal – and both Manchester rivals could benefit from his presence on these shores.
The Sun report that one of the players being discussed is goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, who the tabloid believe is a target for City. Pep Guardiola drafted in Claudio Bravo from former employers Barcelona in the summer window, but the Chilean has failed to live up to expectations and the City boss could subsequently be forced into the market.
According to The Sun, Man City are close to sealing a deal to sign Moraes. They believe that Benfica will demand a fee of as much as £33.8million if they are to part with the 23-year-old.
The other player being discussed is right-back Nelson Semedo, who The Sun believe could be on his way to Manchester United. It looks as though both Manchester clubs will be splashing the cash in the summer window.