Sporting Lisbon were expecting to be rolling in it when selling Ruben Semedo - but Newcastle United, Everton and Southampton could get him on the cheap.
Newcastle United, Southampton and Everton are all reportedly in the race for Sporting Lisbon prodigy Ruben Semedo but who will win the race?
Sporting Lisbon defender Ruben Semedo could cost as much as £38m this summer - but Newcastle United, Everton and Southampton appear keen.
Yacine Brahimi and Ruben Semedo have both been linked with Everton.
It may seem strange that The Toffees are chasing a new centre-back due to their excellent defensive record, but Semedo is a talent that cannot be ignored.
The Portuguese under-21 talent is seemingly on Everton's radar.
A selection of the latest Southampton transfer news…
Southampton have reportedly ramped up their pursuit for Ruben Semedo.
Southampton could make a move for the Sporting Lisbon defender after positive reports from their scouts.