- Carlos Vinicius has enjoyed a significant rise in the game since joining Benfica from Napoli
- Vinicius is currently topping the scorers' charts with 20 goals in 33 matches
- The Brazilian forward is contracted at Benfica until 2024 and has an £88m release clause
Carlos Vinicius has emerged as a top transfer target for Man United, with the Premier League club offering a mouthwatering £35million for the Brazilian.
The Benfica striker has been fine shape for the Portuguese side this season, finding the back of the net 20 times in 33 matches in all competitions.
His prowess in front of goal has seen him attract interest from a number of European clubs, including Liverpool.
The 25-year-old who currently tops the goalscorers charts in the Primeira Liga is contracted with Benfica until 2024, with an £88m release clause hanging on his neck.
However, with clubs staring at a possible financial crisis following the outbreak of coronavirus, Mail Online reports United are looking to tempt Benfica with an offer of £35m for their key man.
Be that as it may, Benfica president, Luis Filipe Vieira, is understood to be confident he can fetch £88m for Vinicius from interested clubs.
Vinicius, who previously played as a holding midfielder first played as a striker at 22-years-old while playing in the Brazilian league.
But after scoring two goals during his first match as a forward, the Brazilian has played in that position ever since.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Angel Gomes is reportedly going to leave Man United after the club refused to agree a £30,000-per-week new deal.
It is understood that Premier League rivals Chelsea are on standby for the attacking midfielder if he leaves Old Trafford as a free agent in the summer.
But United are keen to keep the 19-year-old academy graduate whom they believe would yield to their new terms.
The Red Devil chiefs have added additional bonuses if he should score and win trophies to the £30,000-a-week wages offered.
But according to Goal, the negotiations between the player and the club have remained deadlocked.
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