Benfica midfielder Julian Weigl is on the radar of Champions League winners Chelsea, according to reports.

The Germany international is said to be of interest to Blues boss Thomas Tuchel, who allegedly has already contacted Weigl’s representatives.

That’s according to Portuguese news outlet O Jogo, who first brought Chelsea’s interest in the former Borussia Dortmund man to light last week.

O Jogo suggest that current club Benfica have put a €30m price tag on Weigl’s head should Chelsea wish to sign him.

Benfica paid Dortmund €20m for the 25-year-old in 2020, so will be making a profit on his sale if he does leave.

€30m seems pretty reasonable even in this post-pandemic market, although those sorts of numbers have never been an issue for owner Roman Abramovich – even more so now with the club having just won their second Champions League title.

Weigl was coached under compatriot and current Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel at previous club Borussia Dortmund and so already has a relationship with the Blues boss.

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