Barca in for Benfica’s Semedo

Barcelona are considering a deal for Benfica defender Nelson Semedo although any deal is likely to cost upwards of €30m, say reports.

The versatile defender has made upwards of 60 first team appearances for the Portuguese champions since progressing through their youth ranks and has won six caps for European champions Portugal.

Diario Sport has picked up on reports in Portuguese outlet Record that the Catalan club have sent a proposal to Benfica regarding the 23-year-old, who can play right-back or in the heart of defence.

Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez is said to have already contacted the Lisbon club while Manchester United are also reported to be monitoring the situation, with Jose Mourinho a big fan of the defender.

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