Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao has expressed his desire to return to Benfica, AS has revealed.
The Portuguese defender recently made it clear that he was looking to leave Santiago Bernabeu due to the lack of respect shown by the club officials.
French giants Monaco have launched an assault on the Portugal international shortly after these statements, but the player himself would reportedly prefer a return to Benfica.
He had hinted last month that he would not be able to say no to his former club, but it remains to be seen whether the Eagles have enough funds to facilitate his return.
Real Madrid value the player at €20 million, which is not exactly within Benfica’s price range, but the Eagles could raise the funds by selling some of their star players.
Oscar Cardozo is on the verge of completing a switch to Fenerbahce, whilst Ezequiel Garay and Nicolas Gaitan are also expected to leave in the summer.