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Wolves initiate contacts with midfield target's agent, Mendes involved in transfer

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Wolves are expected to make a move for the Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca this summer.

According to recent reports, Premier League giants Liverpool are looking to sign Ruben Neves from Wolves and Talisca is set to come in as a replacement.

Apparently, Jorge Mendes will use his connections with Talisca’s agent to bring the player in this summer.

West Ham want €50m attacker, club official scouted the player on Sunday

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West Ham are interested in signing the Mexican forward Raul Jimenez this summer.

According to reports (translated by SportWitness), West Ham sent scouts to watch the forward in action against Porto this weekend.

It will be interesting to see whether the Hammers make a move for Jimenez at the end of this season.

Spurs want 11-goal midfielder, hardworking star would be ideal for Pochettino

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Tottenham are interested in signing the Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante at the end of this season.

According to Telegraph, the Londoners have been tracking the Benfica midfielder for a while now.

Cristante is currently on loan at Atalanta and the 23-year-old attacking midfielder has been in fine form this season.

Brazilian attacker linked with a move to England, Wolves transfer most likely

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Brazilian attacker Anderson Talisca has been linked with a move to England in the past and it seems that he could be heading to Wolves this summer.

According to reports from Portuguese media (translated by SportWitness), Talisca is attracting interest from Liverpool and Wolves.

Leeds complete January transfer, attacker delighted after securing dream move

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal with Benfica for the highly rated striker Oliver Sarkic.

The deal has been confirmed on the club’s official website and the player has signed a contract with the Whites until 2020. Leeds have the option of extending his deal for another year should they wish to.

Wolves set to move for technically gifted star in January, he has been compared to Hazard

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Championship outfit Wolves are looking to break the bank for the highly talented Benfica winger Rafa Silva when the transfer window reopens in January.

The 24-year-old joined Benfica last summer for a fee of €16.4 million and it seems highly unlikely that Benfica will agree to sell him this season.

Wolves closing in on mercurial Arsenal target, club chief flies in to discuss big money move

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Arsenal were interested in signing the highly talented Benfica midfielder Joao Carvalho but it appears that Wolves are currently leading the race for the Portugal U21s star.

According to reports, Jorge Mendes is set to play a key role in bringing the midfielder to Molineux.

Mendes has worked closely with the Wolves hierarchy to improve the Championship outfit and the association continues to benefit Nuno’s side.

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FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

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Lausanne (AFP) – Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Football’s world ruling body FIFA ruled the four Iberian clubs broke the rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, which is banned.

FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

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Lausanne (AFP) – Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Football’s world ruling body FIFA ruled the four Iberian clubs broke the rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, which is banned.

Benfica president charged in corruption probe: source

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Lisbon (AFP) – Portuguese investigators charged Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira with influence peddling on Tuesday as they widen a corruption enquiry, an informed source told AFP.

Portugal’s most popular club, which won back-to-back European Cups in the early 1960s, confirmed police had searched its premises while adding the club itself was not being targeted by the investigation.

Former Brazil keeper Cesar leaves Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has left Portuguese champions Benfica after his contract was ended by mutual agreement on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old had served as second-choice last season to the now-Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes, but slipped below Bruno Varela and Belgian teenager Mile Svilar in the pecking order this term.

Former Brazil keeper Cesar leaves Benfica

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Lisbon (AFP) – Former Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has left Portuguese champions Benfica after his contract was ended by mutual agreement on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old had served as second-choice last season to the now-Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes, but slipped below Bruno Varela and Belgian teenager Mile Svilar in the pecking order this term.

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Keaton Parks: I want to win titles with Benfica before moving on

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Someday, Keaton Parks expects to move on from Benfica. He'd like to someday play for one of the world's elite clubs and he'd also like to one day ply his trade back home.

But, for now, the young American is setting lofty goals for his time with the Portuguese giant.

"I would like to play in Barcelona or Liverpool, but for now I only think about Benfica," Parks said, according to the Record in Portugal.

Report: Keaton Parks to join Benfica for preseason

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Keaton Parks has earned some chances with the Benfica first team this season, and he'll have a cahnce to seal a more regular spot this summer.

According to reports out of Portugal, Parks will spend this summer's preseason with the Benfica first team. The midfielder has reportedly impressed manager Rui Vitoria during his time with the senior team and with several standout performances with Benfica B.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Shaq Moore, Keaton Parks and more

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Following a busy holiday period, the midweek schedule is a bit bare for Americans Abroad. However, some up-and-comers and a U.S. Men's National Team veteran do face important midweek matches.

Shaq Moore and Levante find themselves in the Copa del Rey Round of 16, where they face fellow La Liga side Espanyol on Thursday.

Keaton Parks renews contract with Benfica

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Keaton Parks has extended his contract with Portuguese giant Benfica an additional year, keeping the Texas-born midfielder in Lisbon until 2022.

Parks, 20, first put pen to paper with the Aguias back in July, but has flourished with Benfica B since, earning him a senior-team debut.

Keaton Parks renova até 2022!

American midfielder Keaton Parks makes first-team debut for Benfica

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Texas-born American midfielder Keaton Parks made his first-team debut for Portuguese giant Benfica on Saturday, coming off the bench in a 2-0 Taca de Portugal win against Setubal.

Parks came off the bench and played 21 minutes in is first match with Benfica since joining from Portuguese second-division side Varzim in the summer.

American midfielder Keaton Parks training with Benfica first team

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While several young American stars take the field in Portugal with the U.S. Men's National Team, another young midfielder is making moves with one of the country's biggest teams.

20-year-old American midfielder Keaton Parks has been working with Benfica's senior team throughout the international break.

Manchester United

Manchester United chasing £52.5 million Arsenal target

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Manchester United and Arsenal are leading the race to sign Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic.

The Serbian international, who has a £52.5 million release clause in his contract, is one of the hottest properties in European football.

Portuguese media outlet A Bola has claimed the Premier League duo, Juventus and AC Milan are all monitoring the 21-year-old.

Arsenal monitoring £52.5 million playmaker, Man Utd also in the mix

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Arsenal are monitoring the progress of Benfica winger Andrija Zivkovic.

Portuguese media outlet O Jogo have claimed the Gunners sent a team of scouts to watch the 21-year-old during Benfica’s 5-1 victory over Rio Ave on Saturday.

The Serbian international, who has a £52.5 million release clause in his contract, has also been watched by Manchester United over the past few months.

Benfica will listen to offers for Man Utd target Alex Grimaldo

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Benfica have sent a clear message to Manchester United that Alex Grimaldo is for sale at the right price. According to The Sun, the left-back is a...

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Top Five Champions League games at Old Trafford

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Perhaps as a reaction to Tuesday night's jagged 2-0 victory over Benfica, I've been thinking about the many great Champions League nights that Old Trafford has been graced with since the competition replaced the old European Cup in the 90s. Sure, the club's most seminal CL outings took place in Barcelona and Moscow, but our fair home has experienced some classic encounters over the years that will live long in the memory, even when United didn't win.

Video: Mile Svilar loved playing at Man Utd despite his own goal

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Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar couldn't hide his delight at playing at Old Trafford, despite having scored an own goal for Manchester...

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Man Utd set record in 2-0 win over Benfica

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Manchester United were 2-0 winners at home to Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday night. An own goal from Mile Svilar gave us the lead at the end of the first half before Daley Blind settled the result from... Continue Reading →

Mourinho defends lack of Lukaku charity

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho defended his decision not to allow misfiring striker Romelu Lukaku to take a penalty during his side’s 2-0 Champions League win over Benfica.

Lukaku made a blistering start to his United career after joining from Everton, scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games, but has now gone six matches without finding the net.

Hapless Svilar helps Manchester United to brink of last 16

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United closed to the brink of the Champions League knockout phase after more inadvertent generosity from Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar helped them to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.

Having carried a Marcus Rashford free-kick into his own net to gift United victory in the reverse fixture, 18-year-old Svilar scored an unwitting own goal when Nemanja Matic’s shot hit the post and went in off his back.

Hapless Svilar helps Manchester United to brink of last 16

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United closed to the brink of the Champions League knockout phase after more inadvertent generosity from Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar helped them to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.

Having carried a Marcus Rashford free-kick into his own net to gift United victory in the reverse fixture, 18-year-old Svilar scored an unwitting own goal when Nemanja Matic’s shot hit the post and went in off his back.

Player Ratings: Man Utd 2-0 Benfica

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Manchester United are closing in on winning Group A of this season's Champions League with a 2-0 win over Benfica this evening. We have now taken maximum points from our four games in the group stage with a trip to... Continue Reading →

Another Man Utd midfielder suffers injury

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Manchester United are currently playing Benfica in our fourth group game of this season's Champions League. Victory over the Portuguese champions matched by CSKA Moscow failing to win at FC Basel this season would book our place in the second... Continue Reading →

Confirmed: Man Utd vs Benfica lineups

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Manchester United host Benfica in the fourth game of our Champions League group stage this evening. Victory would book our place into the second round with two games to spare should CSKA Moscow fail to beat FC Basel in the... Continue Reading →

4-2-3-1: Man Utd predicted XI to face Benfica

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Manchester United can book their place in the second round of this season's Champions League this evening when we host Benfica at Old Trafford. We have already taken a maximum nine points from our first three games in the group... Continue Reading →

4-2-3-1 v Benfica: Mourinho without these 3 Man Utd stars for vital Champions League clash; Team News, Stats & Predictions

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Manchester United vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
31st October, 19:45 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Benfica live on BT Sport 3

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Manchester United host Benfica in the Champions League this week and the Red Devils will look to continue their impressive run of form with a win here.

PSG, Barcelona on verge of Champions League last 16

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Paris (AFP) – Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, five-time champions Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are among the teams looking to book a Champions League last-16 place on Tuesday.

The pick of the action sees Anderlecht take on Neymar and co. in Paris, while Barcelona face Olympiakos and Roma go head-to-head with Chelsea in Italy.

Alex Grimaldo: Man Utd press ahead with plans to sign Benfica left-back

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given the club's hierarchy the go-ahead to step up their interest in Benfica left-back Alex...

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No Ticket Required: Jibbing Celtic away

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The draw for the group stage of the 2006-07 Champions League gave me some excellent options with Benfica, Celtic and FC Copenhagen coming out of the pot. All three played in top cities to visit but as the father of a young child I could only do the one. I dismissed Copenhagen as I'd done it before and it was expensive so it was a straight choice between Glasgow and Lisbon as I'd never been to either city before.

Report: Leeds United set to move for exciting Benfica ace this summer

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According to reports from The Mirror (printed edition; 20th March – page 49), Leeds United are considering making a summer move for Portuguese forward Diogo Goncalves.

The 2017-18 season has turned out to be a huge disappointment for the Whites despite making a great start to the campaign.

Where to find Sporting Braga vs. Benfica on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Sporting Braga vs. Benfica, you’ve come to the right place.

Braga and Benfica are fighting for third place in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, but Benfica have their eyes set on leapfrogging Sporting into second place if they can get a win against Braga and other results go their way.

The 2017-18 Champions League group stage plays out

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The soccer news starts with the final week of the Champions League group stage. We already know half of the teams that will advance to the knockout round. Filling out the rest of the bracket and who takes four of the eight group winner spots is still in play. That's good news for UEFA, with the Champions League regularly facing criticism for too many group stage games counting for too little.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud alternatives: Wenger’s search for a new target man

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Olivier Giroud's Arsenal career is approaching its end. The Frenchman has won 3 FA Cups, 3...

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Tuesday UCL Rewind: Man United edges Benfica, Roma defeats Chelsea, and more

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Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League saw 16 clubs in action on Halloween, looking to avoid any scares. Manchester United knew a victory paired with other results would see them book a place into the last 16, while Chelsea looked to do the same in Italy.

Elsewhere, Celtic welcomed Bayern Munich to Glasgow, while PSG hosted Anderlecht at the Parc Des Princes.