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Real Madrid have Witsel deal in place as they wait for Tottenham's Modric

Real Madrid are closing in on Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel.

A Bola says a fee between the two clubs has been all but agreed over the Belgium international.

Witsel would arrive at Real should their pursuit of Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric fall through.

Real are willing to offer €40 million for Witsel, having also splashed out €33 million two years ago for Angel di Maria.

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