Almeida is understood to be keen on a move to Leicester City.
It is claimed Almeida was watched by Leicester boss Claude Puel as Benfica beat Tondela 5-1 on Sunday, having been checked on several times previously.
And the 27-year-old, who can also provide cover at left-back and central midfield, is understood to be tempted by the prospect of a move to the King Power Stadium.
Leicester have taken Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva from Benfica's rivals Sporting Lisbon over the past 18 months, although the latter cannot be registered to play for his new employers until January.
The same publication credited Southampton and Crystal Palace with interest in Almeida, who has eight caps for Portugal, towards the end of the summer transfer window.
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