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Liverpool not put off by asking price of €100m star; Arsenal and Manchester United also make contact

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By Sarthak Joshi

Liverpool is keen on the €100 million star despite his hefty price amid other clubs in the race

Young Portuguese star defender Antonio Silva has drawn the attention of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United. The three Premier League powerhouses are allegedly in negotiations with Benfica about a potential summer transfer. This is according to Fichajes.

Once Antonio Silva became a regular in Benfica’s starting lineup, his career took off. The defender, who is only 20 years old, has drawn interest from the top European teams with his consistently outstanding performance.

However, the young sensation has a hefty price tag of €100 million, Liverpool does not seem to be backing down from their motive to add the star to their squad. The Reds are willing to make a significant offer to secure his services and strengthen their defensive line for next season.

A transfer battle is approaching

Arsenal’s pursuit of Silva would come as a surprise considering that William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes provide a strong centre-back duo for the team currently. The Gunners have, however, looked into the potential of signing the young Portuguese player, indicating a long-term plan to bolster their defence.

On the other hand, Manchester United are about to face some inevitable changes in their squad with Raphael Varane’s sudden departure due to the expiry of his three-year contract. The Red Devils now view Silva as the solution to their star’s imminent exit.

With the beloved Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp‘s departure from the club, new coach Arne Slot is keen on bringing some additions to bolster their squad for the upcoming season. Slot knows the potential Silva has to become a useful asset for the Reds.

Silva have caught the eye of the Premier League powerhouses

Liverpool’s recent defensive struggles make them an ideal destination for Silva. The Reds need a long-term successor to Virgil van Dijk, and Silva could fit the bill perfectly. With the talent that Silva carries, the 20-year-old sensation could certainly achieve wonders playing at the high-level stage that English clubs provide.

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Three of the most prominent teams in England are engaged in fierce competition for Antonio Silva as the transfer window prepares to open. Whoever is ready to pay Benfica the 100 million euros they seek in order to release their talented defender will ultimately determine the outcome.