In-demand Ishmael Yartey is set to quit Benfica in the coming hours to join an unknown club in the coming hours, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.
This comes after he was replaced in the Portuguese giants' squad for pre-season.
The Ghana midfielder was replaced at the last minute on Tuesday as the team prepared for pre-season in the French town of Evian.
He was part of coach Jorge Jesus' squad for next season but has been left out - indicating that an agreement for join another club has been reached.
The Ghanaian has many offers in the table after recent impressive showing.
The midfielder was on loan to Servette last season where he turned out to be one of the best players in the Swiss top-flight.
With interest from Swiss giants Sion and an unknown French side and German Champions League campaigners Moenchengladbach, Benfica look to have reached a deal to sell Yartey.
He has been replaced in the Benfica squad by central defender Roderick, who will join the squad from the club's second team.
Benfica's revised squad for pre-season:
Goalkeepers: Artur, Paulo Lopes and Mika; Defenders: Maxi Pereira, Luisão, Garay, Jardel, Miguel Victor, Roderick and Louie;
Midfielders: Javi García, Matic, Carlos Martins, Witsel, Bruno Cesar, Nolito, Enzo Perez, Pablo Aimar, Nico Gaitan, Hello John and Melgarejo;
Forwards: Cardozo, Saviola, Rodrigo Mora, Yannick, Hugo Vieira Michel and Kardec.
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