Benfica catch Chelsea napping with early Markovic bid

Chelsea face stiff competition for Partizan Belgrade winger Lazar Markovic.

Chelsea face stiff competition for Partizan Belgrade winger Lazar Markovic.

The exciting Serb talent has been a long-term target for Blues chief Michael Emenalo and emerging as a top target before the end of the season.

However, it's emerged Benfica have made a move for Markovic and are offering €15 million for the youngster.

Chelsea are understood to be willing to go to €20 million for the teen.

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