Manchester City are leading the chase for Benfica midfielder Victor Andrade.

The 20-year-old is rated as one of the most exciting attacking midfield talents produced by Brazil and is valued at £25million by the Portuguese club.

Chelsea are also interested in Andrade, but City are the favourites to land him in January.

While Benfica are not keen to let him leave, Andrade – who is the godson of Robinho, the Brazilian who flopped at City after a £33m move from Real Madrid in 2008 – is thought to be keen to experience life in the Premier League.

His age fits the City policy of recruiting young players, as was seen in the last transfer window with the arrival of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.