Juventus join Man United in race for £38.8m wonderkid

Juventus have joined Manchester United in the race for Benfica wonderkid Renato Sanches, according to reports from Gazzetta World.

Sanches has been heavily linked with a plethora of clubs in recent weeks, despite the 18-year-old only bursting onto the professional scene this season by making his first-team debut back in October.

This has seen the likes of Arsenal and Man United keen on the centre midfielder, with reports suggesting that the Red Devils submitted a massive £30million bid for his services back in January.

However, Serie A giants Juve are now also in the mix, with the Italian champions eyeing him as a potential replacement for star midfielder and Barcelona target Paul Pogba.

But, Sanches has only signed a contract extension last November, in which the Portuguese club inserted a pricey £38.8million buy-out clause in his deal.

Sanches has made 15 league appearances so far this season, scoring two goals and supplying one assist.