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Paris Saint-Germain join Manchester City in pursuit of €60m-rated Benfica prodigy – report

Paris Saint-Germain have joined Manchester City in showing interest in one of Portuguese football’s most exciting young talents, João Félix of Benfica, according to French outlet Téléfoot.

The 18-year-old is an attacking midfielder and has been linked with City, among others, more than once in recent weeks, with his future becoming front page news in Portugal.

Benfica have the youngster, who plays for their B team in the Portuguese second tier, tied down to a contract until 2022 and protected by a prohibitive €60million (£52.8million) release clause, but the interest of super-wealthy City and PSG may have them concerned.

According to information collected exclusively by Téléfoot, the Ligue 1 champions admire the player’s profile and potential, but any move for him will depend on the outcome of their Financial Fair Play situation, with the club at risk of breaching UEFA rules for a second time.

For City, attacking midfield is a position they are well stocked in and while Pep Guardiola is looking to bring in another wide man this summer, he wants a top-level player also capable of playing as a central striker. That makes any immediate City move for Félix seem unlikely, unless a fee well below his clause could be negotiated – something that is never easy with one of the Portuguese giants.

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