EXCLUSIVE: Benfica join Everton, Newcastle in hunt for Rangers star

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Benfica have joined the growing list of admirers for Rangers star Glen Kamara after he impressed against the Portuguese giants, TEAMtalk understands.

Kamara is enjoying an outstanding campaign, with Steven Gerrard’s men top of the table and in the Europa League last 32.

And now Gerrard has already called on the club’s hierarchy to tie the midfielder down to a new long-term deal.

Former Arsenal trainee Kamara has already attracted the attention of English Premier League clubs.

Everton, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Southampton have all been keeping close tabs on the player.

But they are not alone, with Kamara also having clubs on the continent checking on him. The latest of those is Benfica.

Kamara impresses Portuguese giants

Kamara played a starring role for Rangers as they held the Portuguese outfit to a recent 2-2 draw in Europe. That has sparked Benfica into registering their interest in the player.

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For his part, Kamara insists he is happy and Ibrox and Steven Gerrard wants to keep him.

Rangers are currently 11 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, with Celtic trailing in their wake.

They also booked their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with a 3-2 win over Standard Liege on Thursday night.