A Bola: Barça goalkeeper Cillessen's move to Benfica is close

The Dutch goalkeeper's agent was in Lisbon to thrash out the terms

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Jasper Cillessen's future looks more and more likely to be in Portugal. According to the newspaper A Bola, the player's agent has been in Lisbon to close the deal. 

Anna Pérez Roura

The Dutch goalkeeper's desire is to be a Np.1 away from Barcelona, who want 25 million euros for him. Benfica are one of the interested clubs but are not planning to pay that much. 

However, it seems the player is pushing ahead with the move anyway according to reports in Portugal: "Cillessen, imminent. The goalkeeper's agent is in Lisbon to try and close a deal with Benfica." 

According to 'Catalunya Ràdio' on Tuesday -- news 'A Bola' also mentioned -- the agreement between the player and Benfica is already done, but it needs Barça's blessing. They rejected an initial 12 million offer. 

Even though his future is away from Camp Nou, Cillessen will start in Saturday's Copa del Rey final against Valencia. He would have started anyway as he plays in the cup but Marc-Andre ter Stegen is missing with a knee problem. 



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