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Man City Scout For £105m-rated Liverpool Target



Premier League leaders Manchester City are one of several clubs interested in a deal for Benfica starlet Joao Felix who has taken European football by storm this season.

According to the publication from popular media portal Goal, Manchester City director, Txiki Begiristain was in attendance to run the rule over Joao Felix during Benfica’s Europa League first leg clash with German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

Joao Felix didn’t disappoint Begiristain or Manchester City as he scored a fantastic treble to lead his club to a 4-2 win over the Germans in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie.

The 19-year-old was unable to prevent his side from crashing out of the competition in the quarterfinal stage after they were beaten 2-0 in the second leg in Germany as Frankfurt sealed a last four spot via the away goal rule.

Manchester City are not the only European clubs keen on a deal for Joao Felix as others like Juventus, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all registered their interest in the young player.

Liverpool were said to have had a £61m bid rejected for him towards the end of last year with Benfica adamant on receiving the full release clause of £105m before any deal is done.

Manchester City are hopeful of getting a deal done for him for less than the aforementioned £105m.