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Flamengo will demand €113m from Benfica for trio

With Jorge Jesus leaving Flamengo for Benfica it is not surprising that he wants some of his former stars to follow.

According to Globo and Radar Esportes, Jesus is interested in signing Willian Arão, Gerson and Bruno Henrique.

All three played a big role in Jesus’ Flamengo side that dominated Brazilian football in 2019 and 2020.

But despite retaining good relations with Jesus, Flamengo are not so fond of Benfica for snatching their coach.

Flamengo would even prefer to sell to Porto and Sporting CP before Benfica.

And for that reason, they are not willing to drop a single euro off the prices of Benfica targets.

All three have release clauses amounting to €113m and Flamengo will point to them if Benfica make approaches.

Defensive midfielder Willian Arão, 28, would be the most affordable for Benfica at €3.5m.

On the other hand, 29-year-old forward Bruno Henrique has a €35m release clause in his contract.

And even more expensive would be Chelsea-linked midfielder Gerson, 23, whose buy-out clause stands at a massive €75m.

As a result, Flamengo are confident of holding on to these players by pricing out Benfica.

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