Benfica are ready to trump a string of Premier League clubs in the hunt for Christian Atsu.
Everton are monitoring the Porto wideman, while Tottenham have also expressed an interest.
Everton’s interest is firm, although David Moyes’ imminent departure means a move could be off. Andre Villas-Boas managed Atsu during his time at Porto and is said to be keen on a reunion.
Benfica are now firmly in the running for the 21-year-old Ghanaian, whose contract expires in 2014.