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Newcastle, Bournemouth keen on Benfica youngster Willock

Benfica's English starlet Chris Willock is being lined up for a return to England.

The Mirror says Newcastle and Bournemouth head the queue of clubs keen to take Willock on loan next month.

Forward Willock, 19, quit Arsenal to join Benfica in the summer.

He has featured 11 times for their B-team and trained with the first team every day.

But the Portuguese club are ready to let him go out on loan to accelerate his development with regular first team football and interest in Willock is mounting.

As well as Newcastle and Bournemouth, table toppers Wolves and Leeds are among a number of Championship clubs also eyeing Willock, who has played for England from under-16 up to under-20 level.

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