RB Leipzig lead Manchester United in race to sign Benfica’s Umaro Embalo?

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RB Leipzig reportedly move ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica prospect Umaro Embalo.

By Darren Plant, Reporter
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 18:20 UK

RB Leipzig have reportedly moved to the front of the queue in the race to sign Benfica teenager Umaro Embalo.

Last week, a report claimed that United had agreed to sign the forward for a fee in the region of £5m, but it appears that United now face competition for his signature.

According to A Bola, RB Leipzig are prepared to pay £11.6m in order to take the Guinean-born youngster to the Bundesliga.

On Monday, the player’s agent revealed that “only conversations” had been held with United, and that has allegedly let in the Champions League participants.

Embalo has impressed in the Benfica youth ranks this season, with five goals being netted from 12 appearances, while 15 goals have been scored for Portugal’s Under-17s.

Jose Mourinho watches on during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester United on September 9, 2017

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