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The 2011 Ligue 1 champions are scouring the market for a new right-sided defender, and have identified the out-of-contract Portuguese as a possible candidate

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Lille are weighing up the merits of a move for ex-Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa, according to RMC.

The former Portugal international is currently looking for a new challenge in his career after the Blues decided against renewing the 29-year-old's contract following an injury-plagued four years at Stamford Bridge.

Now, he is understood to be a priority for Lille in the event Mathieu Debuchy leaves the club, with reports suggesting that Newcastle are tracking the France international.
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However, the 2011 Ligue 1 champions face stiff competition for Bosingwa's signature, as Roma are believed to be after the former Porto defender, who cost Chelsea €20.5 million (£16.2m) in 2008.

At Lille, Bosingwa would reunite with Salomon Kalou, who also left Chelsea last week following the expiry of his contract.

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