Manchester United, along with strong rivals Man City, reportedly contested the race to sign Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis.

Following the departure of Ander Herrera to Paris Saint-Germain and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Paul Pogba, United has been associated with almost countless midfielders throughout the summer.

Names ranging from James Maddison to Bruno Fernandes, from Declan Rice to Sean Longstaff, and many more have been linked over the summer, but there was no movement. United instead focused on strengthening the defensive with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

However, United are considering switching to a midfielder in January after receiving a large transfer fee for Romelu Lukaku after joining Inter Milan.

Now the hat has been given a new name and according to A Bola, United are in a transfer race over the Daily Mirror to sign Benfica's Luis with the neighboring city.

It is alleged that the 20-year-old "was wanted by Pep Guardiola in the summer," but City "decided against tightening the prosecution and instead signed Rodri," although the club "continues to be interested in him."

However, they could face competition now, as United reportedly recently sent "scouts to watch the Benfica talent."

It is alleged that United scouts sent to Benfica's 4-0 win against Braga, with Dias, who played in defensive midfield, helping his team to a 4-0 win and also winning a penalty.

However, if United were impressed, it could take a long time to sign Luis, as it is reported that he has signed a new contract in the summer of 2024, and & # 39; the club has its release clause of 60 million euros 120 million euros). & # 39;

In the meantime, Tottenham Hotspur Christian Eriksen should have offered a "monster" pay packet to keep him in the interest of people like Manchester United in the club.

The Daily Mail report that Eriksen, who was offered to United this summer and designs for a move to Real Madrid, receives £ 230,000 a week.

When the summer transfer window was open, United considered a change for Eriksen after hearing of his availability, but refused the chance to sign the Danes.