Arsenal prepare £35m move for Benfica midfielder Joao Felix if they qualify for Champions League

Eighteen-year-old Joao Felix has caught the eye playing for Portugal’s under-21 side (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal are preparing a £35 million summer move for Benfica midfielder Joao Felix, according to reports.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been keeping an eye on the 18-year-old, who has a £52m release clause inserted into his contract.

However, according to Mirror Sport, the Portuguese side are likely to accept offers around the price Arsenal are willing to pay.

The report also suggests the transfer is dependent on the Gunners winning the Europa League this season, due to the player’s desire to play in next season’s Champions League.

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