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.
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.