Manchester City are reportedly leading Manchester United and Chelsea in the pursuit of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
The Uruguay international was on the radar of Brighton & Hove Albion last summer, but Benfica won the race to sign him from Almeria.
He has since been a consistent performer for the Portuguese giants, bagging 20 goals and 12 assists from 51 games across all competitions.
According to The Daily Star, the Cityzens are keeping a close eye on the marksman’s progress with a view to a future move.
They have a good relationship with Benfica, having previously signed goalkeeper Ederson and defender Ruben Dias from them.
There is a £120m buy-out clause on the striker’s contract, but City are hopeful of landing him for around £70m when Benfica opt to sell.
Nunez underwent a knee surgery earlier this summer. He has returned in fine form, recently scoring a brace against Barcelona in Europe.