Man Utd join Liverpool and Barcelona in race for 19-year-old Benfica playmaker Felix

Felix is an attacking midfielder, though he has been deployed as a centre forward or a winger on occasions this season.

The 19-year-old has scored seven goals in 20 games in all competitions this season, while he made a Champions League cameo against AEK Athens in December.

The Independent claim Old Trafford chiefs have been keeping tabs on the teenager and could look to lodge a late bid for the Portuguese player.

United have sent scouts to watch the promising star, though they were joined by a host of top European clubs.

Felix was watched by United bosses on Tuesday night as he bagged himself a goal and an assist in Benfica’s 5-1 win over Boavista.

Despite strong interest from United, they are joined by Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich in the hunt for Felix’s signature.

Liverpool had a had a £60million bid for Felix rejected, as it is understood the Benfica man

has a £105m release clause.

Dortmund have a solid track record when it comes to buying and producing talent.

English star Jadon Sancho, 18, the latest youngster to be reaping the rewards of Dortmund’s willingness to give playing time to promising talent.

Bayern have listed Felix as a potential alternative to Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Chelsea standing firm in their quest to hold onto the 18-year-old.

The German champions have had four bids snubbed by Chelsea, and Felix could be the man they turn to.

While Barcelona have long time target Antoine Griezmann still firmly in their sights, Felix could offer a solution for Atletico, should their World Cup winner depart from Wanda Metropolitano.

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