Manchester United ahead of Bayern Munich in signing Benfica star

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Manchester United ahead of Bayern Munich in signing Benfica star Nelson Semedo.

Manchester United lead the race in securing the signature for the young Portuguese defender as Bayern looks to back away.



Reports from Portugal suggest that Bayern has backed away in signing the Benfica right-back. The German giants have been monitoring the young Portuguese defender for a long time now as they are looking for a replacement of Philipp Lahm, who is hanging his boots after an illustrious career.

Reports have claimed that Benfica is asking a hefty fee of €35 million (£29.5m) for the young right back, but Bayern are not willing to spend that much and it is unlikely that they will meet Benfica’s demands.

This sends Manchester United ahead in the race to sign the Portuguese defender, as reports claim that they still send scouts to watch Semedo and are keeping proper update on him.



Semedo is a very talented and pacy right back who has been capped 2 times by Portugal and has a pretty high release clause of £67.6m.

On speaking to the Portuguese about his future, he suggested that he is happy with life at Benfica. But you never know, when teams like Manchester United, Bayern Munich and others have you in their wishlist.