Is QPR goalkeeper in exile headed for Benfica?

Julio Cesar may have had a tough time of things lately, but there are reports that the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper is wanted by Benfica.

Julio Cesar is still licking his wounds after Brazil's World Cup humiliation, but the Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper might get a new challenge in Portugal.

The former Inter No. 1's career has taken some strange twists of late. Cesar was unable to even secure a place on QPR's bench but remained Brazil's first choice for the World Cup.

He may now wish that he hadn't been after seeing his side concede seven in the semi-final against Germany - a result that may haunt him for some time.

While the 34-year-old has admitted that he expects he has played his last international match, he will still need a new club for the upcoming season.

With his loan spell at Toronto FC over, Cesar will be open to offers as he seems to remain surplus to requirements at Loftus Road.

Sky Sport Italia believes that the beleaguered goalkeeper has been approached by Portuguese giants Benfica, who remain admirers.

It is suggested that talks are already underway and could lead to Cesar leaving QPR and playing in the Primeira Liga next term.

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