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Report: Eduardo Salvio to sign new Benfica contract with reduced release clause

Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio is on the verge of signing a new contract that will see his buyout clause change from £42m to £25m, according to reports.

Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio is on the verge of signing a new contract with a reduced buyout clause, according to reports.

The 24-year-old, whose current release clause is said to be around £42m, has been in good form for the Primeira Liga champions this season, scoring nine goals in 28 appearances.

According to Portuguese publication O Jogo, Benfica are in negotiations with agent Agustin Jimenez to extend Salvio's contract, with the buyout clause being lowered to the £25m mark.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in the Argentine.

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Leverkusen's Brazilian defender Wendell and Benfica's Argentinian forward Eduardo Salvio vie for the ball during the first leg UEFA Champions League Group C football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany on October 1, 2014
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