Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City step up pursuit of Axel Witsel

The race for Benfica star Axel Witsel is heating up.

The race for Benfica star Axel Witsel is heating up.

The Belgium international moved to Benfica in the summer for €8 million, but such has been his form this season that president Luís Filipe Vieira is already contemplating cashing in on the youngster at the end of the season.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all circling for the free-scoring midfielder, whose contract carries a €40 million buyout clause.

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