Benfica have raised their offer to match the valuation set by Inter for Portuguese midfielder, but there is still legal difficulties with the transfer, according to a report in the Portuguese media today.

As has been reported by Portuguese media outlet Record, Benfica have decided to raise their initial €5 million bid for the player to €7.5 million, which is the amount that Inter are looking for.

The player has already agreed on a five-year deal with Benfica so personal terms are very unlikely to hinder the transfer as it develops.

There is still the issue of Sporting Lisbon taking legal action against Inter because of a clause they inserted in the dal to sell Joao Mario to Inter in 2016 that requires the Nerazzurri to pay Sporting Lisbon €30 million if they sell him to another Portuguese side.

Benfica have consulted three different lawyers to make sure the transfer can go ahead without legal action.