Benfica 'will not sell United and Wolves target for less than £89m'

Benfica ‘will not sell Manchester United and Wolves target Carlos Vinicius for less than £89m release clause’ as they want to build team around Brazilian striker

  • Benfica will not sell Carlos Vinicius for less than his £89million release clause 
  • The striker is the leading scorer in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 15 goals 
  • Manchester United and Wolves are both thought to be interested in the forward
  • But neither club are set to meet Benfica’s asking price for the 25-year-old 

Benfica have told Manchester United and Wolves they will not sell Carlos Vinicius for anything less than his £89million release clause.

The 25-year-old is the leading scorer in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 15 goals and his efforts have attracted the interest of both Premier League clubs .

But The Mirror report that Vinicius has a huge release clause of £89million which Benfica are refusing to negotiate on after signing him from Napoli last summer.

Benfica are insisting they will not sell Carlos Vinicius for less than his £89million release clause

The striker is linked with a move to Manchester United and Wolves after an impressive season

The striker is represented by Jorge Mendes, who has brokered several transfer deals for Wolves in recent seasons due to his close relationship with their Chinese owners.

The Brazilian was reportedly on the club’s radar last summer but the coronavirus pandemic is set to keep transfer business on a tight budget. 

United may have more cash at their disposal but are also linked with moves for Jadon Sancho who has been priced at £100million.

The 25-year-old is the leading scorer in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 15 goals so far

Vinicius is under contract until 2024 and United the Red Devils were thought to be considering testing the water with a £35million bid. 

But Benfica are determined to hold on to Vinicius with manager Bruno Lage outlining his intention to build his team around the forward.  

The club returned to training at the start of the month with the Portuguese season set for a possible return on May 30. 

The country’s top-flight was suspended on March 12 with Benfica trailing Porto by two points in an exciting two-horse race for the title. 




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