Manchester City are reportedly one of the many clubs who have been interested in São Paulo defender Morato.

Even though the 18-year-old is still to make his debut for the Brazilian side, he’s been recently linked to several European clubs, with Benfica being the main one.

As reported by journalist Jorge Nicola, the Eagles are the latest to make an attempt, since they’ve recently submitted a €7m bid for the teenager.

But São Paulo rejected the bid, with a person telling Jorge Nicola that “they want €10m”. The report says that Porto had also offered €6m in the past.

And the race is pretty big, because recently, the likes of Juventus, Manchester City and Valencia have all contacted Morato’s agent, Anderson Silva. Jorge Nicola says these three clubs never made a bid, but wanted to know about the conditions for a possible deal.

Morato is protected by a €70m release clause, but it’s now clear Pep Guardiola’s side will not need to pay anywhere close that amount if they do come forward with a formal offer.