​Benfica have confirmed they have received an offer from €126m from Atletico Madrid for wonderkid Joao Felix - though the bid has not yet been accepted.


The 19-year-old is one of world football's most sought after young talents, and has been tracked by some of Europe's biggest clubs since bursting onto the scene in Portugal.

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He had been tipped to join either Manchester City or Real Madrid in a huge mega-money move, but it's Los Blancos' neighbourhood rivals ​Atletico who have surprisingly jumped to the head of the queue in recent weeks - as they prepare for life after Antoine Griezmann.


Now, Benfica have ​confirmed that they have received a €126m offer from Atletico - which is currently being analysed by the Portuguese club, and has not yet been accepted - despite claims from Italian journalist ​Fabrizio Romano that a deal has already been finalised.

That figure is understood to be the release clause written into Felix's contract, but as the offer is not a straight up offer of cash - rather it is split down into instalments - Benfica are under no obligation to immediately accept the bid.


This latest development follows news last week that Los Rojiblancos have already agreed a five-year contract with Felix, having been negotiating a deal since the start of June.


In order to fund the move, Atletico are expected to part company with Griezmann - who is expected to finally join ​Barcelona on July 1 for a fee of £107m - alongside Rodri, who is nearing a €70m move to Premier League champions Manchester City.

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Atleti have already wrapped up the signing of Real Madrid's Marcos Llorente this week, and the addition of Felix will be viewed as somewhat of a coo for Diego Simeone's men, given the amount of interest in signing him from across Europe.