Manchester United are in talks to sign Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag is in the market for an elite number nine this summer, having been short of options in attack this season.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has emerged as the Ten Hag’s top choice. However, the England skipper is likely to carry a hefty price tag of over £100 million, with club president Daniel Levy keen for him to stay in north London.

Although, the Nigerian is also expected to break the bank, with Napoli expecting in excess of £89 million for his services.

Man Utd in talks with ‘next Ronaldo’

Manchester United are in advanced talks with super agent Jorge Mendes to sign Ramos, claim Portuguese news outlet Correio da Manha.

The Portugal international made the headlines at the World Cup in Qatar after he took Ronaldo’s place in the lineup.

Ramos went on to score a hat-trick against Switzerland and proceeded to start their final game against Morocco, but was unable to prevent their 1-0 quarter-final defeat.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old is also the top scorer in the Primera Liga, helping himself to 15 goals in 23 games.

Most recently, he scored twice in his side’s 5-2 demolition of Scott Parker’s Club Brugge in the Champions League.

Ramos wouldn’t come cheap, though. Benfica have attached a £106m release clause to his contract, with the striker under contract until 2026.

However, the report states that the club would be open to selling the player for a discount £88.8m (€100m).