Manchester United were linked with Benfica youngster Renato Sanches during the winter transfer window.
Any deal failed to materialize, but latest reports have claimed that the Red Devils did indeed made a £30.4million bid for the 18-year old.
Portuguese news outlet O Jogo quotes super-agent Jorge Mendes that Man Utd placed a £30.4million bid for the youngster.
The offer also included extra £15.2m in bonuses, but the offer was deemed insufficient by the Portuguese club as they valued their youngster at £45.6m and wanted the entire cash up front.
Sanches has burst onto the football scenes with impressive performances this season and is touted as one of the most promising talents in his age group.
Just at the age of 18, he has cemented his place in Benfica’s midfield. He has scored two goals for his club in 13 league appearances this season.
He has a release clause of £60.9m release clause in his contract, and it’s expected that United will reignite their interest in him in the summer transfer window.