The Portuguese club have confirmed that Atletico have submitted an offer of 126 million euros to buy the player, which is currently being considered at the club.
In the statement, Benfica stress that the offer is six million euros more than the player's release clause, but that the bid consists of some deferred payments.
Benfica officially confirm Atletico Madrid made a 126M€ offer for João Félix, which is under consideration. Félix has a 120M€ release clause, but this offer is divided in installments and therefore doesn't trigger it. pic.twitter.com/qamORZsOP3— Tiago Estêvão (@TiagoEstv) June 26, 2019