Benfica have formally announced via the CMVM (Portuguese Stock Market) that they are in negotiations to sell goalkeeper Ederson Moraes to Manchester City.
The release, posted at 4:58pm BST, went goes on to clarify that negotiations have not yet concluded between the two sides. Third-party ownership issues have delayed the deal, with an official announcement now almost certain to be delayed until Wednesday.
It’s now a question of when, rather than if, Ederson will join City. The 23-year-old posted a video from the City Football Academy on Instagram, which he quickly deleted, but our keen-eyed scouts were able to grab a screen capture that shows the CFA in the background.