Back at the start of March, Premier League side Burnley were named as one of the contenders for the signing of Benfica fullback Nuno Tavares.

The Clarets were put alongside Newcastle United in the race for the 21-year-old, who could be on the way out of the Lisbon side at the end of the season.

Now today, newspaper Record features one more story saying English clubs are indeed ‘attentive’ to Tavares’ situation at Benfica.

According to the report, Burnley have only made ‘exploratory contacts’ for now, but things could soon advance with the clubs going to the ‘negotiations table’.

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Nuno Tavares is having a tough season at Benfica, with only 11 appearances so far, and is struggling to get a place in the team. That’s why Record says his future will depend on the Eagles’ moves in the transfer window, as he should be free to go once the Lisbon club find a replacement.

The youngster is protected by a release clause of €88m, which obviously seems exaggerated, and recent claims said the Lisbon side would demand €30m, which also sounds a lot for a player who’s been used so little this season.