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Transfer Talk: Premier League giants see value in Silva
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Mitchell Fretton
Antonio Silva is enjoying a breakout season for Benfica
Antonio Silva is enjoying a breakout season for Benfica

Benfica defender Antonio Silva is being scouted by Premier League duo Liverpool and Tottenham ahead of a potential summer transfer.

90min report the 19-year-old centre-back is a top target for many clubs in Europe having impressed in both the Primeira Liga and Champions League this season.

The Eagles are eight points clear in the Portuguese top tier and boast the best defensive record in the division having only conceded 13 goals.

Benfica's academy product has been instrumental in helping his side keep 15 clean sheets in the league this season and he even earned himself a place in Portugal's World Cup squad in Qatar.

Silva became the youngest player to represent the Selecao at the tournament as the 2016 European Championship winners crashed out in the quarter-finals at the hands of Morocco.

Roger Schmidt's trusted defender is capable of playing as part of a back three or four and would be a long-term investment for either Liverpool or Spurs as they look to bolster their options at the back.

The highly-rated prospect is contracted to Benfica until 2027 but could see his stay in Portugal cut short should a Premier League move look likely.

With multiple clubs said to be interested in his services, a bidding war may take place in the summer to sign the two-cap international.

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Mason Mount is struggling to find form at Chelsea
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all remain interested in Brighton's Moises Caicedo, despite the midfielder signing a new contract last week, say Football Insider.

90min suggest that a host of Premier League clubs have asked to be kept informed of Adrien Rabiot's situation at Juventus, with the Frenchman's contract set to expire in the summer.



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