Real Madrid ahead of Man Utd in Axel Witsel battle

Real Madrid are favourites to land Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel.
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Real Madrid are favourites to land Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel.

Witsel has also been linked with Manchester United this week.

However, Lisbon media sources say Real will complete Witsel's signing once the senior squad returns from their tour of the US.

Real coach Jose Mourinho has glowing reports on Witsel, who has been on their radar since he first was breaking through at Standard Liege.

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