Chelsea reportedly want to sign Nelson Semedo
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen on adding defensive recruits to his side this month.
The Blues have already missed out on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, while a move for Virgil van Dijk appears to have stalled.
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But Portuguese newspaper A Bola claim Chelsea are hopeful a £34.5million (€40m) deal can convince Benfica to sell their star man.
According to the report, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have looked at the 23-year-old but decided against making an offer.
United are pushing for their own transfers, with Victor Lindelof – also at Benfica – their top target.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich have reportedly given up on landing Semedo
Semedo is supposedly available for £34.5m
Semedo made his Portugal debut in 2015 after being promoted into the Benfica first team.
He has played 23 games for Benfica the season, picking up for yellow cards and scoring twice.