Clarets Chasing Benfica Defender

Nuno Tavares On Clarets Summer Transfer List

According to reports in Portugal the Clarets are chasing Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares who is also wanted by Premier League rivals Newcastle United and Italian First Division side Napoli in the summer transfer window. Tavares, has struggled to get into the Benfica first team this season due to the form of spanish defender Grimaldo.

The report suggests Newcastle United are long-time admirers of Tavares and are currently favorites to sign the defender, the Magpies are said to be ready to pay around €15million to sign the young defender. Whilst news from Portugal suggest that Benfica are currently facing pressure to sell Tavares due to precarious finances, with the club facing missing out on Champions League qualification.

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