Manchester United are reportedly preparing a bid for Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos.
The 21-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 games for the Portuguese side so far this season, which has alarmed United officials who are looking for a striker.
According to The Sun, United will not pay more than the Benfica value of £25m for Ramos but have already been in contact with the striker’s representatives.
It is believed that new manager Erik ten Hag’s hands are tied ahead of the January transfer window. The Galzer family are reportedly planning a quiet window after spending £230million over the summer.
However, it is believed that they will try to bring in a striker as Cristiano Ronaldo is still trying to leave the club and Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are currently injured.
Newcastle kept their eye on Ramos in the summer window when Eddie Howe’s side were looking for a striker, but they signed Alexander Isak for £63m instead.
Ramos, a Portugal U21 international, has scored 20 goals in 59 games for Benfica.
He will soon move to a major European league, having continued his fine form this year after scoring against Liverpool in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals and playing support for Darwin Nunez, who signed from the Reds in the summer .
United, meanwhile, are hoping they can build on good form following the international break after four straight wins – including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal – following back-to-back defeats earlier in the season.