Eduardo Salvio
Portuguese reports suggest Spurs and City are planning bids for Salvio. (Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City want to strengthen their respective squads with Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio, reports suggest.

Despite an ultimately disappointing season for the Portuguese giants on the trophy front, Salvio excelled last season, playing a pivotal role in the club's Europa League campaign that was ended by Chelsea in the final, and in their domestic campaign where they were pipped to the title by rivals Porto.

The 23-year-old, who spent time with Atletico Madrid before seizing the limelight with Benfica, is open to the possibility of a summer move with clubs from the Premier League interested in his services, as revealed by the winger's agent last month.

Portuguese publication A bola now report that it is newly appointed City boss Manuel Pellegrini and Andre Villas-Boas of Spurs who harbour desires of bringing Salvio to the Premier League this summer.

While the Portuguese club are yet to receive any official bids for the skilful winger, it is believed that the Premier League giants are expected to step up their interest this week and test the resolve of Jorge Jesus' side.

Salvio remains Benfica's record signing at €13.5m, penning a contract with the club which included a €60m release clause in July of last year. A bola suggest it is unlikely Spurs or Man City will be expected to match that fee, although club president Luis Filipe Vieira will only entertain big offers for one of the club's most prized assets.

Although the club will be reluctant to part ways with the Argentine, Salvio would seemingly be prepared to leave the club for bigger things.

"At the moment, his future is undecided," Salvio's agent Agustin Jimenez told O Jogo in June. "We need to speak with Benfica and to discuss the options.

"There is interest out there this summer from clubs in England and Italy and I believe they have been in contact with Benfica.

"After a big season it is normal that significant clubs will be interested. Now the decision is in the hands of Benfica. Salvio is content at the club but he is open to the possibility of a move."

While Gareth Bale looks increasingly likely to remain at Tottenham this summer, Villas-Boas is still likely to reinforce his options on the wing. During periods when both Bale and Aaron Lennon were unavailable last season the club lacked their usual dynamism from wide positions, with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson unable to replicate the attacking verve of the manager's first choice wide options.

The pace and trickery of Salvio may have presented an attractive proposition to the Spurs boss, as well as to Pellegrini, who will be eager to continue reshaping Man City's attacking options following the arrival of Jesus Navas.