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Benfica on the brink of signing Gilberto from Fluminense

A busy summer of transfers for Benfica is underway with the club close to a deal for Gilberto from Fluminense.

According to Globo Esporte, the 27-year-old is scheduled to travel to Lisbon for contract talks and medical tests.

As a result, he will play no part in Fluminense’s season opener against Gremio on Saturday.

The full-back had already caught the attention of returning Benfica coach Jorge Jesus while he was in charge of Flamengo.

Gilberto has made 60 appearances for Fluminense since joining from Italian side Fiorentina, initially on loan, in 2018.

Jesus is targeting players in the Brazilian league for his Benfica overhaul, with Gremio  winger Everton close to a move.

Other names said to be in talks with Benfica include Germany forward Luca Waldschmidt and free agent Edinson Cavani.

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