Benfica president in Manchester to finalise Renato Sanches to Man United

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo go with a big claim in their Thursday edition that Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira has been in Manchester for the past couple of days trying to close a deal to take Renato Sanches to Manchester United. 

O Jogo say they've found out from their own information that the Benfica president sat down to negotiate the sale of Sanches to Manchester United, with Jorge Mendes also present at the meeting. 

The newspaper then go on to say that Jorge Mendes was photographed, along with Valencia owner Peter Lim, at Hotel Football on Tuesday, which is situated just outside Old Trafford. O Jogo say the talks were held with Manchester United's Ed Woodward.

They then go over old claims they made in January, to make it clear they've been ahead of the game, and it's then explained how things currently stand: Manchester United are willing to pay a total of €60m, with €40m fixed and €20m in bonuses, but Luís Filipe Vieira wants more.

There's nothing singed, state the newspaper, but Benfica are confident a deal can be reached as long as Manchester United up that €40m figure. 

That is the same as the situation has been since February, when those figures were widely reported in Portugal, and as the Portuguese press have reported the situation almost every week since. Progress but no progress. 

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