Newcastle United leading chase for £30million Benfica ace Rafa Silva

Newcastle United are reportedly leading the race to sign Benfica attacking midfielder Rafa Silva.

The Sunday Mirror claim the 28-year-old’s representatives are speaking to clubs in England about a potential £30million move, with the Magpies top of the list.

United were linked with Silva last year, and it now seems he is set to leave The Eagles when he returns from Euro 2020 with Portugal.

There are contrasting reports over Steve Bruce’s transfer budget as he aims to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Newcastle United are reportedly leading the race to sign Rafa Silva from Benfica. (Photo by Matthias Schrader - Pool/Getty Images)