Porto and Benfica join the race for Bruno Alves

Porto and Benfica have joined the race to sign Fenerbahce centre back Bruno Alves.

The experienced Portuguese international has been removed from the Fenerbahce squad following the red card he received in the 2-1 defeat to rivals Galatasaray.

Russian sides Spartak Moscow and Lokomotiv  Moscow are also rumoured to be interested in signing Alves.

Alves currently earns €2.3 million per season which could prove to be a stumbling block for the interested parties.

The powerful centre back has made six appearances for Fenerbahce this season.