Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are keen to sign Benfica attacker Joao Felix, according to the Metro.

The report claims the Premier League clubs are monitoring his progress and that other clubs including Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and AC Milan are all tracking the 19-year-old.

Felix only made his senior debut last August but six goals in 12 Primeira Liga appearances this season has seen him labelled the new Cristiano Ronaldo.

Any team who want to sign him will have to dig deep, though, as he has a release clause of £105million in his contract that runs until June 2023.

“I’m not scared by the numbers being mentioned, of the comparisons in the media, nor the interest of the biggest clubs on the planet,” Felix told Tuttosport last weekend. “I’m flattered.

“I’m a professional and very lucky to be well advised. My father was a PE teacher, who was an athletics coach and knows our world very well. Then I have the best agent in the world in Jorge Mendes. I am attracted by the big leagues like the Spanish, English, Italian and French. All the best Portuguese players went to play in the most important foreign leagues and, of course, I would like to do it, too.”

He added: “I would like to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo because he is simply the greatest. An idol, a world icon, an example for everyone.

“Playing with a monster like him would allow me to improve even more.”