Chelsea one of the scouts in Luz

Representatives from Chelsea Football Club were present in Benfica's Primeira Liga match against Belenenses this weekend, where the home side won 3-0.

According to Portuguese media, the London based club were observing the highly rated Brazilian youngster Talisca, who recently received his first call-up to the national team.

Apart from Chelsea, scouts from Sporting, SC Braga, Penafiel, Marseille, Hamburgo, Eskisehirspor, Granada, Sheriff Tiraspol and Wisla Krakow made the journey to Estádio da Luz.




Bryan Cristante under Italian radars


Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante, who joined SL Benfica from AC Milan is being watched by Italian champions Juventus FC, according to Tuttosport.

The 19 year-old youngster has not featured heavily in the first team due to the presence of Enzo, Samaris and Talisca in midfield, and Juventus may be looking to nurture him in Pirlo's role.

Benfica parted with EUR 6m to bring Cristante to Lisbon this summer.




André Almeida renews until 2019

Benfica have announced that the club and player have reached an agreement to a contract renewal to 2019.

André Almeida has been a vital player for Jorge Jesus due to his versatility as he is able to play as a defensive midfielder and right and left back when called upon.

"I appreciate the confidence Benfica have shown in me. I will do everything I can to correspond to the faith shown and help the club that has always believed in me."

The 24 year-old joined Benfica from Lisbon side Belenenses.




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