Manchester United to battle Real Madrid for transfer of £100m-rated star

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Manchester United will reportedly target a stunning summer transfer window swoop for Benfica midfield wonderkid Joao Felix.

The 19-year-old has shone in his native Portugal in recent times and is attracting plenty of interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

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The latest is that United have scouted the player and been hugely impressed as they prepare to try a move for him, though they face potential competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

This is according to a report from the Sun, which also states Felix could already have an asking price as high as £100million.

The Portuguese starlet may well be worth that kind of investment some day, but it seems a risky amount to pay at this early stage in his career.

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Joao Felix to Manchester United for £100million?

United, however, have a decent record of signing top young talent from Portugal, and none more so than when they snapped up Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon when he was a teenager.

Others like Nani and Anderson also shone after moves from Portugal, while young defender Diogo Dalot joined this season from Porto and also looks an exciting prospect.

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