Scout Report: Haris Seferović

Benfica were heavily linked with a move for Swiss international striker Haris Seferović in November, and now, on the eve of the January transfer window, the rumours have resurfaced. Read on for a report on the Eintracht Frankfurt forward, compiled with the help of Brian M Sanders, Bundesliga columnist for Prost Amerika.

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Scout Report: Sardar Azmoun

Despite the return of Jonas and the sparkling form of Raúl Jiménez, Benfica continue to be linked with a string of forwards in the Portuguese press. One of the latest names to be mentioned is Sardar Azmoun, a rumour that also did the rounds in the summer. To learn more about the young Rostov striker, we chatted to Russian football expert Mikhail Morozov of and

Scout Report: Marcelo Hermes

If the Portuguese press are to be believed, Brazilian defender Marcelo Hermes has signed a pre-contract agreement with Benfica, and will join the club on a free transfer in January. But who exactly is he? Jordan Russell, Editor of The Fantasista, tells us more.

Scout Report: Miguel Borja

Benfica have been heavily linked with Colombian striker Miguel Borja, who made his international debut this week. To learn more about the Copa Libertadores winning hitman, we spoke to South American football expert Jordan Russell, editor of The Fantasista.

Scout Report: Nabil Bentaleb

A new name to be linked with Benfica is Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, who is reportedly surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane. To learn more about the player, we spoke to English Benfiquista Pete Domican, who is also a Spurs season ticket holder.

Scout Report: Cyle Larin

Cyle Larin

The latest name to be linked with Benfica is Orlando City striker Cyle Larin, who is one of the hottest properties in the MLS at the moment. For more information on the player, we chatted with Orlando City photographer Nélson Lucindo, and Planet Benfica's Neil Fernandes.

Scout Report: Matías Kranevitter

Following rumoured interest in Rodrigo Bentancur, Ignacio Camacho, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Walace, Benfica continue to be linked with a plethora of central midfielders. The latest name in the newspapers is Atlético Madrid’s Matías Kranevitter. We learn more about the 23-year old Argentinean from Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.

Scout Report: Santiago García

Eliseu’s contract expires at the end of this month, and although the press have speculated that his contract has been automatically renewed, there has been no confirmation from the player or the club. If Eliseu departs this summer, he could be replaced by Empoli’s Mário Rui, or Werder Bremen’s Santiago García. We learn more about the latter from Niklas Wildhagen of Bundesliga Fanatic.

Scout Report: Marko Pjaca

Nico Gaitán is set to join Atlético Madrid in the coming days, and Croatian winger Marko Pjaca is one player that could replace him. We spoke to Matthew Lebo and Anthony Zoric from to learn more about the Dinamo Zagreb starlet.

Scout Report: Walace

Benfica have a Renato Sanches-shaped hole to fill in their midfield this summer. One name that has been recurrently linked with the club is that of Grêmio youngster Walace. We find out more about the Brazilian midfielder from Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.