Manchester City have reportedly offered £25.8 million for Benfica’s Eduardo Salvio as they look set to challenge Tottenham for the highly rated right sided winger, according to Metro.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly been given the green light to recruit the 23-year-old with the Portuguese side resigned to losing the Argentine international this summer.
But Manchester City are also reported to be monitoring the situation before submitting a official offer for the highly rated winger as they continue their search for another wide man after the signing of Jesus Navas from Sevilla for £17 million earlier this transfer window.
Salvio was in impressive form for Benfica last season, playing every match for the Portuguese team while netting 15 goals for the Europa League runners-up and the former Atletico Madrid man could prove an excellent acquisition for either Premier League side.
Tottenham have also been linked with FC Twente Nacer Chadli and Atletico Mineiro star Bernard as they look to solve their wing issues although Salvio would be AVB’s first choice.
City supporters in the tavern were pleased to see the arrivals of Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla in a £16 million transfer and of Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic who has joined Manuel Pellegrini’s summer revamp at the Etihad Stadium for around £22 million.
If they can defeat the White Hart Lane side to this signing it is likely to take their summer spending to over £100 million as they look to mount a stronger challenge to Manchester United for the Premier League title.