Although included in Juventus’ first pre-season camp, Reto Ziegler is reportedly close to agreeing a transfer to Portuguese outfit Benfica.
The Swiss full-back joined the Bianconeri last summer on a Bosman from Sampdoria, but was quickly shipped out on loan to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Whilst back with the Turin outfit for pre-season this summer, the 26-year-old has consistently been linked with a departure with Fenerbahce named alongside Everton, Stuttgart and Sevilla as interested parties.
However, Tuttosport report that Benfica hold the advantage and are close to agreeing terms with Juve for the player’s permanent transfer.
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