By Reuters Reporter
Published: 08:33 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 08:36 GMT, 1 January 2020
Portuguese champions Benfica have beaten off competition to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl in a £17million deal.
Barcelona were said to be interested in signing the Germany international while Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have also previously been linked with him.
However, surprisingly, the midfielder is now set to leave Dortmund for Benfica after the two clubs reached an agreement.