Bernardo Silva has been tipped to reach the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by his Monaco team-mate Joao Moutinho.
Last week, reports claimed that Chelsea have already opened talks with the Ligue 1 leaders over a summer deal for the Portugal international, who is valued at €80m (£68.4m).
Manchester United are also reportedly keen on a deal and Moutinho believes the 22-year-old is on course to become an elite player.
‘When Bernardo arrived, I straight away said he was a good player but that he needed to keep working,’ said Moutinho.
‘And that’s what he’s done this year. He had two fine seasons but this year he’s really been a revelation.
‘Messi, Eusebio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Maradona, Pele. They’re players who are and will remain in football history. I hope and believe that Bernardo has the quality to get close to that level.’