Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United in contact for Antonio Silva

Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United have reportedly approached Benfica over a possible move for Antonio Slva, who will cost around €100 million.

According to a report by Caught Offside, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are interested in Antonio Silva. The three Premier League clubs have contacted Benfica over a possible move for the Portuguese international in the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, the young defender will cost around €100 million.

The rise and rise of Antonio Silva

Antonio Silva has been among the most highly sought-after players in Europe since breaking into the first-team squad at SL Benfica. A graduate of the Portuguese club’s fabled youth division, the 20-year-old has gone from strength to strength in the last couple of years while establishing a foothold in his national team.

The Portuguese international has turned out nearly 100 times thus far for Benfica, chipping in with seven assists. Meanwhile, Silva’s progress at Benfica has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe. A move to the Premier League might be on the cards, with Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United vying for his signature.

A man in demand

Arsenal’s interest in Silva is somewhat perplexing. While widespread reports have claimed that the North London club might sign a centre-back, they do not need an expensive acquisition in the position, considering the exploits of the partnership between William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes. Nevertheless, Arsenal recently approached Benfica for the youngster.

As for Liverpool, Arne Slot is reportedly prioritising a summer move for Antonio Silva. While his price tag of €100 million might be daunting, the Reds are ready to launch the offensive to secure his services. Like Arsenal, Liverpool contacted Benfica over the possibility of signing the Portuguese international.

Meanwhile, Manchester United hold a long-standing interest in Silva. The Red Devils are parting ways with Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window, with Jonny Evans also facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford. So, Manchester United can do with a player of Silva’s qualities.

Widespread reports have suggested that the 20-year-old will likely leave Benfica in the summer transfer window. However, it will be interesting to see if Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United are ready to break the bank and fund a move worth €100 million for the Portuguese international after opening talks to sign him.

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