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Chelsea, Manchester United interested in Standard Liege's Witsel

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Standard Liege midfielder Axel Witsel.

The 19-year old Belgian has impressed English clubs with quality performances against Liverpool and Everton this season and will be targeted by Premier league clubs in the transfer window, according to his agent.

"Everybody is talking about him in Belgium, and the games he played against Liverpool and Everton were viewed by many English scouts," Witsel's agent Jorge Vidal told

"Manchester United then came back especially to watch him, but I have not received any news from them. They may be discussing with Standard de Liege directly, I do not know.

"The club that seem to be the more interested are Chelsea, but as far as I am concerned, I would like Axel to move to Spain, because of my origins.

"But I assume he fancies playing Premier League football so a transfer is possible in the next few months, even if he is very happy in Liege."

Andrew Slevison
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