Chelsea ponder double raid on Benfica for Javi Garcia, Nelson Oliveira

Chelsea are intensifying their interest in Benfica pair Javi Garcia and Nelson Oliveira.

Chelsea are intensifying their interest in Benfica pair Javi Garcia and Nelson Oliveira.

The Daily Mail says Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is already a known admirer of former Real Madrid midfielder Garcia, but Chelsea are also said to be weighing up a move for him this summer.

The 25-year-old Spaniard can play in defence, as well as in his favoured central midfield position. Suitors have sounded out Benfica about a £17million move, but the Portuguese giants are so far insisting they want closer to £25m.

A Barcelona scout was also present at the match against Maritimo, to check on promising Portugal striker Oliveira.

The 20-year-old looks a raw talent but has been used sparingly by Jorge Jesus this season.

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