Benfica have consulted three different lawyers to make sure that there will be no legal obstacles when they try to sign Inter midfielder Joao Mario, according to a report in the Portuguese media today.

As has been reported by Portuguese outlet A Bola, Benfica are very wary of the clause that Sporting Lisbon included when they sold Joao Mario to Inter in 2016 which would see them owed €30 million in compensation if Inter sells the player to another Portuguese club.

Benfica have contacted two Portuguese lawyers and one Italian lawyer to make sure that they will not get stung when they try to sign Joao Mario.

The transfer appears to be moving along at a very quick pace and it is now suggested that the player could be with Benfica coach Jorge Jesus in just one week, having signed a five-year deal.

Benfica and Inter are not far apart in their valuation of the player.