Benfica deny Real Madrid contact for Witsel

Benfica insist there's no agreement to sell Axel Witsel. Real Madrid are being linked with the Belgium international.

Benfica insist there's no agreement to sell Axel Witsel.

Real Madrid are being linked with the Belgium international.

But in a statement, Benfica declared: "In light of the news published on Saturday in several newspapers, Benfica can clarify that it has received no proposal for the player Axel Witsel to date, and that he has a release clause in his contract."

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