Nolito is a hot summer transfer target for Manchester City, according to sources, although no deal has been done yet.
The Spain forward, who is currently featuring in the holders’ starting line-up at Euro 2016, is reported to have a £13.8m release clause in his Celta Vigo contract.
And it is understood Pep Guardiola is interested in signing a player he previously managed at Barcelona.
Guardiola gave Nolito a first-team debut, but the player was largely used by Barcelona’s ‘B’ team before moving on to Benfica.
The 29-year-old, whose real name is Manuel Agudo Duran, received his first call-up to the Spain squad in 2014 and has scored five goals in 12 matches for his country.
He has been linked with a return to Barca this summer after scoring 12 goals in last season’s La Liga.