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Club president confirms that major Manchester City target is not for sale

Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, and despite these reports, the Benfica president has said that the goalkeeper isn’t for sale.

Any move for Ederson would be complicated for Manchester City due to the parties involved in the player – Benfica own just 50% of his economic rights, and Rio Ave FC own the rest.

This means that any deal for Benfica isn’t as lucrative as it would sound, so the club may be reluctant to agree to a deal unless a large offer is put on the table.

On top of that, Benfica agreed a new contract with Ederson, which saw an increase in his minimum release clause.

Excuse the translation here, but Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira said:

“Ederson is not for sale. We have 50% of the pass and the rest have Rio Ave. We are just fine. It’s not for sale and that’s why we renewed it with him.”

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