Sport Tottenham close in on loan move for Benfica's Carlos Vinicius
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Tottenham are closing on a loan deal for Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.
The 25-year-old Brazilian joined Benfica from Napoli for £15million last summer and has an £89m release clause.
Yet, owing to Covid and Benfica's exit from the Champions League, the club is willing to negotiate and Tottenham are discussing a loan with an option to buy.
Vinicius is 6ft 3in tall but quick and mobile enough to play on the left wing as well as centre forward. He is seen as quality cover for Harry Kane and has an impressive goalscoring record.
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Ruben Dias appears set to join Manchester City, with Jorge Jesus even going on to discuss the potential adaptation of Nicolas Otamendi.Dias, 23, came through Benfica's academy and has been a regular in the club's senior side since the 2017-18 campaign.
Indeed, he was prolific last season, scoring 24 goals and attracted attention from the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolves.
He has made two appearances this season but both from the bench in the Champions League defeat by PAOK Salonika and then in the 5-1 win over Famalcao earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have fielded a number of enquiries for midfielder Ryan Sessegnon with Southampton, Brighton and Celtic among those interested in taking him on loan.
They are willing to listen to offers for defenders Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier too as Daniel Levy looks to balance the books after a creative transfer window on a limited budget.
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The 23-year-old Portugal international will become the most expensive player in City's history - eclipsing the £62.8m paid to Atletico Madrid for defensive midfielder Rodri in 2019.Dias will become the most expensive player in City's history - eclipsing the £62.8m paid to Atletico Madrid for Rodri a year ago - with Nicolas Otamendi joining Benfica for £13.7m as part of the deal.
Vinicius pays tribute to Benzema for taking him under his wing .
Karim Benzema has helped Vinicius Junior right from the start of his Real Madrid career and the Brazilian greatly appreciates it.Vinicius Junior has paid tribute to Karim Benzema for selflessly taking the young Brazilian under his wing when he first made the move to Real Madrid.