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Man Utd have made a final £59m bid to sign Neves from Benfica

Manchester United have made a final take-or-leave offer for Benfica wonderkid Joao Neves, according to Portuguese publication Record (page 15).

The Red Devils are aiming to bolster their defensive midfield department this summer and they have identified multiple targets for the position.

United failed with a £51m bid to sign Neves earlier last month and they have reportedly followed up with a £59m offer.

This is the last proposal from the Red Devils, but there is no indication that Benfica will consider parting ways with Neves.

The 19-year-old’s contract currently has a £102m release clause, and Benfica president Rui Costa is determined to keep him for the 2024/25 season.

A summer exit has not been entirely ruled out, but it is claimed that it would require at least £85m for the Primeira Liga giants to contemplate his departure.

Neves would be a statement signing for United

The youngster had a fantastic breakthrough campaign with Benfica last term. He was brilliant in the number six role and was ever-present for the whole season.

The 19-year-old has shown plenty of maturity and Costa has described him as a ‘born leader‘.

United can make a statement by bringing him to Old Trafford, but it may require a much higher fee to persuade Benfica into sanctioning the youngster’s transfer.

With the Red Devils’ limited transfer budget, a renewed offer could be doubtful. They could turn their attention to landing Paris Saint-Germain’s Manuel Ugarte.

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