Man Utd set to bid £35m for Benfica goal machine Carlos Vinicius in cut-price transfer due to coronavirus crisis – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are lining up a £35million raid for Benfica goal machine Carlos Vinicius, according to reports.

The Brazilian striker heads the Portuguese scoring charts with 15 goals in 19 Primeira Liga appearances – and 20 from 33 games in all competitions.

Vinicius, 25, has already attracted interest from Liverpool. 

A £15million buy from Napoli last summer, he is under contract until 2024.

Lisbon media now claim Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign the striker during the close season.

Vinicius has an £88m release clause in his contract.  However the inflated figure is seen as highly unrealistic with the transfer market hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

And Portuguese media reports say United are ready to test Benfica's resolve by offering £35m.

The Red Devils have already made one highly successful signing from Portugal this year in Bruno Fernandes.

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