Benfica eye move for Flamengo striker Vizeu

Indo Asian News Service

Rio de Janeiro, April 14 (IANS) Portuguese football giants Benfica are in talks to sign highly rated Brazilian attacker Felipe Vizeu, according to media reports.

Benfica representatives travelled to Brazil earlier this month to discuss financial terms with Rio de Janeiro-based club Flamengo, the Globo newspaper reported on Thursday.

Vizeu has scored five goals in 15 appearances for Flamengo and is a current member of Brazil's under-20 national team, reports Xinhua news agency.

The 20-year-old has a release clause of 70 million euros ($74.3 million) in his contract, which expires in December 2020, Globo said.

Chelsea and Juventus are also said to be interested in signing the Brazilian during the upcoming European summer transfer window.

--IANS

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