The 21-year-old Spanish international Alejandro Grimaldo has attracted plenty of interest from the host of European top clubs.
Benfica defender is reportedly a target for Premier League outfit Manchester City, who are exploring the possibility of making a move for the talented footballer as early as January.
Pep Guardiola has kept a close eye on the talented defender for months now, with Manchester City scouts tracking Grimaldo on several occasions in the current campaign. The Spaniard will be handed a significant transfer kitty to boost his squad and Grimaldo is believed to be among the top priorities for former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
The Portuguese giants brought Grimaldo from Barcelona in 2015-16 and are reluctant to see their € 1.5 million investment leave so early in his contract. However, Benfica have reportedly set the asking price for the player who made eight Primeira Liga appearances this term adding two goals to his name.
The Aguias will not let their key man leave for less than €45 million, according to reports from Portugal media outlet Ojogo.