Date: 25th January 2017 at 5:30pm
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have announced on their website that Benfica playmaker Goncalo Guedes is close to sealing a move to the Ligue One side. He will undergo medical before signing a contract at the .

The 20 year old, dubbed as the “new by some in the media, has been mentioned as a potential target of and over the past few weeks in the Portuguese media.

Arsenal scouts have been seen regularly at Benfica matches to watch Guedes, and speculation about the young Portuguese star’s future at the grew further when he was left out of the squad for Benfica’s 4-0 win against at the weekend.

had also been following Guedes’s progress but the news last night about his imminent switch to came as somewhat as surprise with reports in both the Record and O Jogo daily newspapers that Guedes’ agent Jorge Mendes and Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira had arrived in London for talks.