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Gremio confirm interest in Benfica winger Franco Cervi

Gremio sold Everton Soares to Benfica in one of the biggest deals of the Portuguese transfer market this year.

And they are now looking to the Lisbon club for a player to help fill the space left by Everton.

According to reports, Gremio want Benfica winger Franco Cervi – news which has now been confirmed.

Speaking on Caju Tricolor, Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr. admitted the Brazilian side are hoping to do a deal for Cervi.

“Cervi is on our list,” said Bolzan Jr. “He has a contract with Benfica and is not playing. He is an important player and had a great time at Rosario Central.

“We know him well. We’ve made an appointment to see if we can move forward. But we are still far from having presented a formal offer.”

26-year-old Cervi, a four-time Argentine international, is under contract at Benfica until 2023.

He has a €60m release clause, but his current market value is around €8m.

Benfica would prefer to sell Cervi on a permanent deal than loan him out.

Cervi joined Benfica from Rosario Central in 2015 and since moving to Portugal a year later has made 151 appearances, scoring 20 goals.

However, he has yet to feature for Jorge Jesus’ side this season and for the right price could leave.

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