Madrid battle PSG for Joao Mario?

Real Madrid are reportedly in a bidding war with Paris Saint-Germain for Sporting CP midfielder Joao Mario.

Acccording to A Bola, Sporting have already rejected offers from Inter and Liverpool, worth €35m and €40m respectively, as they hope Madrid and PSG can push the bidding closer to their asking price of €60m.

The 23-year-old is described by AS as “one of Sporting’s sensations of last season”, having scored seven goals and assisted a further 12 in 45 appearances.

He also started six of Portugal’s seven Euro 2016 matches as the Selecao were crowned European champions last month.

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