Chelsea make approach for Benfica midfielder

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According to Portuguese media outlet O Jogo via Daily Mirror, Chelsea have made enquiries regarding Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl.

West Ham midfielder is Chelsea’s number one midfield target this summer but the Blues see Weigl as a good alternative for Rice.

Weigl only joined Benfica from Borussia Dortmund in 2020, but has become a key player for the Primeira Liga side, making 43 appearances in all competitions during the 2020-21 campaign.

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Weigl made 171 appearances for Dortmund in a five-year spell before signing for Benfica, and he has also earned five caps for the German national team.

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