Real Madrid set up complicated swap offer for Benfica midfielder Matic

Real Madrid are ready to set up a complicated swap deal for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Real Madrid are ready to set up a complicated swap deal for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.

New Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear they're short of a box-to-box midfielder and Matic has been put forward as a potential signing.

A Bola says Real have registered their interest with Benfica and are putting together a swap package for consideration.

Along with a cash component, Real would be willing to include Fabio Coentrao and their 50 per cent of Ezequiel Garay's sell-on rights in their bid for Matic.

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