Manchester United are reportedly keeping close tabs on Portugal international defender Nelson Semedo, according to Diario de Noticias (via Talksport).
The Premier League side, who currently sit sixth in the English top-flight standings and face Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday night, have been linked with making a move for the highly-rated Benfica full-back ahead of the forthcoming January transfer window.
The 23-year-old, who has one international cap for his country after making his debut for Portugal against Serbia back in October 2015, has scored two goals and provided three assists in 21 appearances in all competitions for the Liga NOS outfit.
Semedo, who is under contract with Portuguese giants Benfica until 2021, was reportedly scouted by Red Devil officials during the club’s 2-1 defeat to the hands of Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The report also suggests that the right-back has a release clause set at £50m in his current deal.