Blues tracking Benfica trio

04 November 2009 12:16
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Frank Arnesen has confirmed that Chelsea are keeping tabs on Angel Di Maria, Fabio Coentrao and Javi Garcia.[LNB] The Blues, who are appealing an 18-month transfer ban, have been linked with the trio of Benfica midfielders since the summer.[LNB]All three youngsters are tied to the Portuguese club on long-term contracts and are valued at around 30million euros each.[LNB]Arnesen, Chelsea's sport director and former chief scout, admits it is far too early to speak about reaching any kind of deal.[LNB]But he insists it is important for the Blues to monitor any potential transfer targets despite the current embargo.[LNB]Asked about Di Maria, Coentrao and Garcia, Arnesen told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: "These are good players and we need to know details about this type of footballer.[LNB]"This does not signify that Chelsea are preparing contracts but it is necessary to follow the market.[LNB]"The club awaits a decision over transfers and when we will be able to next reinforce the squad."[LNB]Benfica insisted this week they had not yet received any formal offers for their players.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports