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Ziegler reveals rejected Benfica bid

August 22, 2012
By Adam Digby and ESPN staff
Reto Ziegler has revealed that Juventus have rejected an approach from Benfica for his services, but is hopeful that a deal can be struck.

Ziegler, 26, joined Juventus last summer but immediately found himself leaving the club on loan, spending the 2011-12 campaign in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

The Swiss defender confirmed that a bid had been made and told O Jogo of his desire to join last season's Primeira Liga runners up.

"Directly, no-one from Benfica came to talk ...

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