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Benfica reach £17m agreement to sign midfielder and Barcelona target Julian Weigl Benfica are set to sign midfielder Julian Weigl in a £17m deal The news will come as a blow for Barcelona, who were interested in the German  Weigl has already said his goodbyes and is expected to be confirmed this week 

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Published: 08:33 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 08:36 GMT, 1 January 2020

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Portuguese champions Benfica have beaten off competition to sign  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. 

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