Benfica News

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Liverpool closing in on Melgarejo loan

Mike Whalley | July, 31 2013

Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign defender Lorenzo Melgarejo on a season-long loan from Benfica, subject to a work permit being secured.  Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to give Jose Enrique competition for the left-b...

Rennes beat Stoke to Nelson Oliveira loan deal

ESPN staff and David Instone | July, 26 2013

Rennes have signed Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira on a season-long loan with an option to complete a permanent deal. The 21-year-old Portugal international seemed to be bound for Stoke City and had been lined up to join the club on their curr...

Stoke's Hughes excited by Oliveira possibility

Ian Edwards | July, 25 2013

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has said he is excited by the prospect of signing Portuguese star Nelson Oliveira from Benfica. Hughes believes the Potters are moving closer to securing a season-long loan for the 21-year-old striker despite riv...

Moyes waits on Cesc Fabregas news

ESPN staff | July, 18 2013

Manchester United manager David Moyes said he is hopeful of hearing news that the club's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas "in the next day or so". #INSERT type:image caption:David Moyes is hoping to hear good news on t...

Carvalho: Ronaldo to stay but Coentrao may go

ESPN staff | July, 7 2013

Ricardo Carvalho is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will renew his contract at Real Madrid, but he believes Fabio Coentrao is seeking an exit amid interest from Benfica. #INSERT type:image caption:Carvalho's new club, Monaco, have been credited ...

Celta Vigo sign Benfica striker Nolito

ESPN staff | July, 2 2013

Spanish side Celta Vigo have boosted their attacking options after signing forward Nolito from Portuguese giants Benfica. New Celta coach Luis Enrique signed the 26-year-old Nolito to a four-year contract after first encountering the striker d...

Premier League interest in Cardozo, says agent

ESPN staff | June, 28 2013

Benfica's Oscar Cardozo is interesting Premier League clubs, his agent has said, amid rumours that the striker has had a falling-out with coach Jorge Jesus. Cardozo, 30, caught the eye with 26 goals for the Portuguese runners-up last season, a...

Benfica play down talk of Coentrao return

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | June, 18 2013

Benfica have poured cold water on reports that they could re-sign Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid. Coentrao, 25, was a favourite of former Madrid boss Jose Mourinho but is reportedly now surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu. Big-spending Ligu...

Benfica sign Sulejmani

ESPN staff | June, 12 2013

Benfica have snapped up attacker Miralem Sulejmani from Ajax on a free transfer. Sulejmani, 24, who is the third Serbian to arrive at the Portuguese club since the end of the season, has penned a five-year deal until 2018. The former Partiza...

Aimar leaving Benfica but has no plans to retire

ESPN staff | June, 7 2013

Pablo Aimar has revealed he is to leave Benfica after five years in Lisbon. Former Argentina international Aimar, 33, told Benfica TV he had spent “five wonderful years” with the club at which he won one league title but would now ...

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