Here’s why Manchester United and Liverpool could both miss out on Joao Felix this summer


City officials have met with the teenager’s parents to discuss a potential switch to the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season. Felix has enjoyed a sensational season at the Estadio da Luz, scoring 18 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions. The Portugal under-21 international has a £100m release clause in his contract as various European giants attempt to secure his signature. Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG have all been linked with the 19-year-old, but City have jumped to the front of the queue. Pep Guardiola is keen to improve the Premier League leaders’ squad depth after City crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the second season in a row. Guardiola’s side, who face Leicester on Monday, are one point clear of Liverpool at the top of the table. READ MORE How Johan Cruyff reinvented modern football at Barcelona The £60 million sixth-choice forward: what’s happened to Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City? Talisca heading to Premier League, hints Besiktas boss This was probably my last game for Benfica – Ederson hints at Man City move BREAKING NEWS: Manchester City sign Ederson from Benfica New Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson: I have the skill to play outside the box Real Madrid win race for in-demand Bundesliga striker – report Ruben Loftus-Cheek determined to overcome back injury and find best form Manchester United have told Real Madrid how much it will cost them to sign Paul Pogba Guardiola impressed by impact Rodgers has had at Leicester Chelsea and Manchester United on red alert as Real Madrid make star available for transfer The £60 million sixth-choice forward: what’s happened to Riyad Mahrez at Manchester City? Real Madrid set date to confirm Eden Hazard signing – report Pontus Jansson: “I had an offer to leave Leeds last summer – but I didn’t want people to remember me for negative things” Quiz! Can you name the Chelsea squad that won the Europa League in 2013? Friday’s big transfer rumours: £35 million rated teenage star ready to choose Tottenham over PSG and Juventus

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