Benfica and Porto in Claudio Marchisio Pursuit

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Portuguese media outlet Abola is reporting that Claudio Marchisio is a person of interest for two of the biggest clubs in the country – Benfica and Porto.

The experienced Italian international has previously been linked with Sporting CP and a possibility of moving to Portugal appears to have been of huge appeal to Marchisio and his family who are seriously considering the idea of living in Lisbon.

Former Juventus midfield enforcer terminated his contract with Serie A giants this summer by mutual consent and is free to find his next destination.

He has been linked with a host of clubs around the globe but there is a great possibility he could end up in Portugal and specifically Benfica who hold a slight edge over their league rivals Porto.

Marchisio is expected to hold talks with representatives of both clubs before he reaches the final decision on his future.