Chelsea and Barcelona chase Benfica striker

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Chelsea and Barcelona are set to renew their intense rivalry, but this time in the transfer market, as both clubs reportedly pursue Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira.

The 20-year-old made his first-team debut for Benfica last season and, although he found the net only once in 14 appearances, demonstrated that he possesses plenty of potential.

Oliveira impressed as a substitute during Benfica's Champions League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge; coming on as in the second-half as the Blues triumphed 2-1.

This performance, it would, appear attracted the attention of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and a formal approach for the Portugal international could now be in the offing this summer.

However, according to The Mirror, Chelsea will be joined in the race for Oliveira buy Barcelona, as new manager Tito Vilanova looks to reinforce his forward ranks.

Barca missed David Villa for the majority of last season after he broke his leg in the Club World Cup, and have been in need of reinforcements in that department ever since.

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