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Barcelona chasing deal for Benfica fullback Alex Grimaldo

Barcelona are chasing Benfica fullback Alex Grimaldo.

AS says Grimaldo's name is on the table. The Benfica left-back is liked by coach Ronald Koeman, but a deal will be difficult.

The La Masia graduate's contract runs until 2023 and the Portuguese club want 20 million euros for the player, who turns 26 in September.

Grimaldo joined Barça in 2008 and debuted for the B team in 2011, becoming the youngest player to do so aged 15 years and 349 days.

However, he left for Benfica in 2015 in search of regular first-team football, which he has found in Portugal.

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