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Palmeiras ace Patrick ‘very close’ to €18m Benfica move

Benfica are closing in on an €18m deal for Palmeiras midfielder Patrick de Paula, according to A BOLA.

The 20-year-old’s performances for Palmeiras have led to interest from Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund.

But he could follow the well-travelled path of swapping Brazil for Lisbon with Benfica in advanced talks.

A BOLA: Patrick de Paula to Benfica

Benfica made a bid of €14m for Patrick, but are now up to €18m, A BOLA reports.

The Portuguese newspaper states that there are two versions of the offer: €18m for his entire pass with a 15% of the next transfer fee going to Palmeiras, and €18m for 80% of his pass.

Palmeiras want €20m for Patrick, but an agreement is ‘very close’ according to a source close to negotiations.

Central midfielder Patrick has made 16 appearances for the Palmeiras first team, scoring two goals.

SourceA BOLA

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