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Andre Gomes, Ganso, Gaitan: 10 La Liga summer transfers to get excited about for 2016/17

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Portuguese Liga

5 Young Argentineans To Keep An Eye On This Season

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Argentinean football is in a pretty dire state. Fans up and down the great South American nation lamented yet another disappointing end to a tournament after their team crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 18-man-squad, devoid of any stellar characters, almost entirely consisted of players from the Argentine Primera Division or the Campeonato Brasileiro, with only five of them playing their trade in Europe.

Chelsea agree to pay Man Utd target's release clause; Mourinho's offer rejected

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign a centre back this month and the Blues have been linked with the Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

The Swedish international is highly rated around Europe and Antonio Conte wants him to strengthen Chelsea’s defensive options.

The 22 year old defender was a target for Manchester United as well, but Mourinho signing Eric Bailly earlier this summer has allowed Chelsea a clear run at the player now.

Liverpool agree deal to sign top quality South American attacker; Jose Mourinho admires him

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Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca is closing in on a move to the Premier League outfit Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add another attacking midfielder to his side and the Brazilian has been identified as an ideal candidate.

According to latest reports from the Portuguese media (via Sportwitness), Benfica have agreed a 20 million pounds deal with Liverpool and Wolves for the technically gifted South American.

Liverpool begin transfer talks for South American, club official in UK; Deal agreed for 28 year old

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Liverpool have begun talks to sign the talented Brazilian winger Anderson Talisca from Benfica.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add some flair and pace to his attack and Talisca has been identified as an alternative to Mario Gotze.

The Bayern Munich star was a target for Klopp, but he is closing in on a return to Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea to pay star's release clause, Man Utd bid for him earlier; Star in UK right now

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Chelsea are ready to trigger the release clause of the Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

The Swedish international is highly rated around Europe and Antonio Conte wants him to strengthen Chelsea’s defensive options.

The 22 year old defender was a target for Manchester United as well, but Mourinho signing Eric Bailly earlier this summer has allowed Chelsea a clear run at the player now.

South American winger informs friends, he's close to Liverpool transfer; Mourinho admires star

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Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca is a target for Premier League outfit Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add another attacking midfielder to his side and the Brazilian has been identified as an ideal candidate.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo are claiming that Talisca has already informed people close to him that he is closing in on a move to the English Premier League this summer.

SL Benfica 2016/17 Home and Away Kits

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SL Benfica have released their adidas home and away kits for their Portuguese Primeira Liga [...]

Atletico Madrid sign Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan

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Benfica and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nicolas Gaitan for €25 million, both the clubs confirmed on Thursday.

Gaitan extended his contract at Benfica until 2019 only in December but will join the 2016 Champions League runner-ups, subject to a medical which will be held in July after the midfielder’s participation in the Copa America.

Man Utd Roundup: Club ready to sort Argentine's OT move; Winger switch agreed

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Manchester United have been linked with several attacking players over the last couple of months and the latest name to be linked with a move to Old Trafford is that of the Benfica winger Andre Carrillo.

The Argentine winger is highly rated in Portugal and has attracted interest from the Premier league giants.

Club official flies in as Man Utd agree €80m deal, star will sign by this date

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Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches is on his way to Manchester United if the latest reports are to be believed.

Recently it was reported that the Benfica president is in Manchester to iron out the details of the transfer and now the Portuguese media (via Sportwitness) are claiming that an agreement has been reached.

Mendes and Woodward negotiating marquee transfer, club president in Manchester

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Manchester United are looking to seal the transfer of Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches.

The highly talented Portuguese midfielder has been a target for the Red Devils since last summer and the Old Trafford outfit were linked with a move for him during the January transfer window as well.

Recently it was reported that Manchester United have agreed a deal with Benfica for the talented teenager and now it is being reported that the Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira was in Manchester to discuss the transfer.

Man Utd reach transfer agreement; Star will be Mourinho's first marquee signing

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the highly talented Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and it seems that the Old Trafford outfit have finally agreed on a deal with the Portuguese giants.

Reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio tweeted last night that Manchester United will pay around 60 million Euros for the Benfica midfielder and the payment will be spread over four years.

Man Utd's interesting transfer plan, prodigious target already secured

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Renato Sanches over the last few months.

The talented Benfica star was tipped to join Manchester United during the January transfer window but the move never happened.

Champions League 2016: Scores, Analysis, Fixtures & Live Stream

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The second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are upon us and the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be fighting it out to make it to the last four of the competition.

Benfica v Bayern Munich, Champions League 2016: Team News, Lineups, Live Stream

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Benfica vs Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League
13 April 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon

Benfica host Bayern Munich in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals tomorrow and the Portuguese giants will be looking to maintain their outstanding home form against the German champions.

Transfer News & Rumours

Chelsea Transfer Round Up: Blues set to bid £25m for defender, Conte wants €25m winger, latest on Lukaku

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Chelsea are expected to remain busy in the transfer market as Antonio Conte has reportedly requested Roman Abramovich, the Blues owner, to sanction him at least five new signing before the start of the new 2016/17 campaign. Without further ado, let’s check the major transfer stories:

Blues ready to pay Victor Lindelof’s release clause

Chelsea have reportedly told Benfica they’re ready to pay Lindelof’s release clause which is thought to be around £25m.

Liverpool favourite to sign €45m forward, Mendes negotiating deal, club president gives green signal for transfer

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Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca is edging closer to joining Liverpool this summer, according to reports from Portugal newspaper O Jogo.

The 22-year-old forward has a reported €45m release clause but Benfica are happy to sell him for a cut-price deal of €25m only. Wolves are also showing an interest in him but it seems he is heading towards Liverpool instead.

Chelsea's transfer plans for €30m defender, Abrahimovic could be tempted to sign the player, club trying to offer better deal

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Having bolstered the midfield and forward department this summer, Chelsea shift their attention towards adding depth in the central defence. The likes of Kostas Manolas and Leonardo Bonucci being linked with the club while recently Chelsea have shown an interest in Benfica’s highly rated defender Victor Lindelof.

Liverpool €45m target's future 'about to be resolved', Mendes behind the whole process

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Portugal based newspaper O Jogo has a small update on Anderson Talisca in today’s edition. The Brazilian forward has been linked with a move to Liverpool and there were reports of initial talks being held.

Talisca is a highly talented youngster who can play as a forward or as an attacking midfielder.

Leagues: Primeira Liga

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

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Lisbon (AFP) Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions Germany.

Mitroglou makes Benfica move permanent

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Lisbon (AFP) Greek international striker Kostas Mitroglou has completed a permanent transfer to Benfica from English second-tier side Fulham, the Portuguese champions announced on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Mitroglou, who has spent this season on loan at Benfica, has signed a four-year deal through to 2020 with Portuguese press reports putting the transfer fee at seven million euros ($7.

Mitroglou makes Benfica move permanent

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Lisbon (AFP) Greek international striker Kostas Mitroglou has completed a permanent transfer to Benfica from English second-tier side Fulham, the Portuguese champions announced on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old Mitroglou, who has spent this season on loan at Benfica, has signed a four-year deal through to 2020 with Portuguese press reports putting the transfer fee at seven million euros ($7.

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Benfica clinch double with Portuguese League Cup win

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Lisbon (AFP) Benfica beat Maritimo 6-2 in the Portuguese League Cup final in Coimbra on Friday, less than a week after also sealing a third straight league title.

It was also the Lisbon outfit's third consecutive League Cup win, and the match itself was a repeat of last year's final.

The season culminates Sunday with the Portuguese Cup final between Porto and Sporting Braga.

Benfica clinch double with Portuguese League Cup win

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Lisbon (AFP) Benfica beat Maritimo 6-2 in the Portuguese League Cup final in Coimbra on Friday, less than a week after also sealing a third straight league title.

It was also the Lisbon outfit's third consecutive League Cup win, and the match itself was a repeat of last year's final.

The season culminates Sunday with the Portuguese Cup final between Porto and Sporting Braga.

Benfica retain Portuguese title

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Lisbon (AFP) Benfica held off the challenge of bitter rivals Sporting to win a third straight Portuguese title by beating Nacional 4-1 on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Captain Nico Gaitan scored twice with top scorer Jonas, with his 32nd league goal of the season, and Pizzi also on target for Rui Vitoria's side before Salvador Agra got one back at the death.

Bayern Munich

Official: Bayern Munich Sign Renato Sanches For €35m From Right Underneath Manchester United’s Noses (Photo)

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Looks like Bayern Munich are moving to get their summer transfer business tied up early with the announcement today that the Bavarians have spent €35million on procuringRenato Sanches from Benfica.

Sanches, a highly-rated, all-action midfield-y type of player, was known to be on Manchester United's radar, but Bayern have beaten their sluggish English counterparts to the punch.

Favourites crash out as Madrid and Bayern power through to Champions League semis

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The UEFAChampions League quarter-final second legs came to a conclusion last night with Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid the four teams who cemented their place in the semi-finals.

Bayern see off Benfica to reach Champions League semis [VIDEO]

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Bayern Munich came out on top in an entertaining Champions League last-eight clash with Benfica, reaching the semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory, after a second-leg 2-2 draw in Lisbon on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola took his German champions to the Estadio Da Luz with a 1-0 first-leg lead thanks to Arturo Vidal's early strike at the Allianz Arena last week.

Bayern see off Benfica to reach Champions League semis [VIDEO]

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Bayern Munich came out on top in an entertaining Champions League last-eight clash with Benfica, reaching the semi-finals with a 3-2 aggregate victory, after a second-leg 2-2 draw in Lisbon on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola took his German champions to the Estadio Da Luz with a 1-0 first-leg lead thanks to Arturo Vidal's early strike at the Allianz Arena last week.

UCL Rewind: Atletico takes down Barca, Bayern top Benfica

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In a game that turned out to be as controversial as it was entertaining, Atletico Madrid toppled Barcelona to reach the Champions League semifinals.

After dropping the awayleg, 2-1, Atleti held on at the Vicente Calderon to take down Barcelona by a 2-1 scoreline and 3-2 on aggregate. The victory pushes Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semifinals for the second time in three years after previously slipping past Barca in 2014.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Renato Sanches

United Spend Big To Land Renato Sanches

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It is viewed by some as a welcome present for incoming Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as United have reportedly landed Renato Sanches from Benfica in a deal that could be worth up to £63m. Mourinho and Sanches share the same super agent Jorge Mendes

United have been heavily linked with a move to sign Benfica teenager Sanches for months.

The €60m midfielder Manchester United must sign

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Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign Benfica’s highly talented young midfielder Renato Sanches. Several heavy weight European clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona have also shown an interest in him, but it seems Manchester United have made the first move in securing his services.

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Benfica retain Portuguese title

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Lisbon (AFP) Benfica held off the challenge of bitter rivals Sporting to win a third straight Portuguese title by beating Nacional 4-1 on the final day of the season on Sunday.

Captain Nico Gaitan scored twice with top scorer Jonas, with his 32nd league goal of the season, and Pizzi also on target for Rui Vitoria's side before Salvador Agra got one back at the death.

Arsenal make contact for Benfica striker

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By 1970's Gooner Kostas Mitroglou is going through a terrific season on loan to Benfica. He has certainly been amongst the goals scoring 19 in only 28 appearances. That's 0.7 goals per game which is considered high. The player belongs to Fulham having signed a lucrative contract back in January 2014.

Atletico in festa, matato il Barcellona. Bayern avanti, fuori il Benfica

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Fuori il Barcellona, tra le polemiche per la direzione dell'italiano Rizzoli (definito "vergonzoso" dalla stampa catalana, ndr). Questa la notizia della serata di Champions. La corazzata di Luis Enrique cede 2 a 0 al Vicente Calderon contro lo strepitoso Atletico di Simeone ed esce dalla competizione.