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Real Madrid secure first option for Benfica star Axel Witsel

Real Madrid have secured first option for Benfica star Axel Witsel.

The Belgium international has admitted he welcomes interest from Real after news broke last week of Madrid being keen.

And A Bola says Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira has now negotiated first option with Real when they choose to sell Witsel - which could either be this summer or in January.

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