Benfica have sent out a massage to clubs seeking a deal for Joao Felix with Manchester rivals United and City said to be planning around €100m for the young lad.
The club’s executive manager Domingos Soares de Oliveira while on TVI124 said the amount is not enough for effect a deal for the play-maker;
”The goal is to keep the squad. If someone hits 100 million for Felix, the intention is not to sell.
”100 million is a lot of money, there has never been a player sold for that amount in Portugal, but the goal is to win on the pitch and we will do everything in that direction.
”Today, if they do not meet 120 million, the player stays.”
Rather than readying themselves for the potential sale of Felix, Benfica are piecing together plans to keep him on their books.
The Portuguese champions have a deal in place that is due to run until 2023, but are already plotting fresh terms.
If they are able to reach a new agreement with Felix, then they will be able to increase his release clause and continue to fend off the mounting interest being shown from afar.
”I think the president still has the intention of reviewing, but on the other side there is the player, the entrepreneur, the family,De Oliveira added.
”What we have to do is to anticipate, looking at the potential of the player, are try to persuade the other party.
”There are talks and rumours, it is true that the biggest European clubs have interest,including Manchester rivals , but no proposal has come to us.”