Bernardo Silva makes permanent move to Monaco

One of Benfica's top prospects from the Seixal football academy Bernardo Silva has made his loan move to AS Monaco permanent.

The Portuguese midfielder was loaned to French side Monaco in the summer and was supposed to return according to Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira, who made a u-turn on his word and sold fan favourite Bernando for EUR €15.75m.

Bernardo's EUR 30m clause is thought to not have been met however the sale was authorised by the club. 




Benfica shut up shop: No more signings expected

Benfica have communicated on their official website that the club is no longer looking to sign players this January 2015 window.

Apart from pending enquiries with Jonathan Rodríguez, the Uruguayan centre forward who plays in Peñarol, Benfica have shut up shop after confirming German midfielder Hany Mukhtar yesterday.




Hany Mukhtar confirmed at Benfica

German player Hany Mukhtar has now been confirmed by SL Benfica. 

The youngster played his whole youth career at Hertha Berlin and now joins the Lisbon side from the German capital, signing a 5 year contract until 2020.




January 2015 Transfer Window so far...

Transfer views from Planet Benfica's Chris Santos

Enzo who? The sale in early January of one of the latest midfield pearls from Jorge Jesus' production line had threatened to put a dent into Benfica's title credentials, but two solid 3-0 victories in the first two games of the post Enzo Benfica mean we continue with our eyes firmly on lifting the bi campeonato.




Bebé joins Córdoba CF on loan

Tiago Manuel Dias Correira, known as Bebé to those outside Benfica, has been loaned out by the club to Spanish side Córdoba CF until the end of the season.




Transfer window latest

The winter transfer window officially opened on Friday 2nd January and Benfica have already confirmed two exits, a permanent move for Enzo to Spain and a loan spell for Nélson Oliveira, with a further two in the pipeline. 

Confirmed exits

Enzo Pérez to Valencia (La Liga) for EUR 25m
Nélson Oliveira on loan to Swansea (Premiership) until end of season

Almost closed




Benfica accept Valencia offer for Enzo

Official.

Benfica have announced via the The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) an ultimate offer of EUR 25m from Valencia, and have allowed the player to travel to Spain for medical tests.

The transfer, if successful, will happen on 2nd January 2015 when the transfer window opens.

Valencia are looking to add their third Benfica player this season after André Gomes and Rodrigo's transfer in the summer.




Enzo Pérez exit intensifies

Portuguese press, are once again, widely reporting the imminent exit of World Cup finalist midfielder Enzo Pérez to La Liga, namely, Valencia CF where former Benfica players André Gomes and Rodrigo moved last summer.

Argentines Lisandro López, Nico Gaitán, Franco Jara and Enzo Pérez arrived in Lisbon today to report for training after a 24h delay to their flight. Enzo's agent Juan Pablo Rossi also exited Lisbon airport accompanied with his client.




Nélson Oliveira loaned to Swansea until end of season

Nélson Oliveira against Marseille

Sport Lisboa e Benfica have confirmed the loan of 23-year-old striker Nélson Oliveira to welsh club Swansea until the end of season 2014/15.

The Portugal striker will hope for better fortunes in the English Premier League after having featured only twice as a substitute under Jorge Jesus so far this season, in the Portuguese Cup against Sporting de Covilhã and in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen.




Benfica must hold on to Enzo

Enzo Pérez has been subject to rife transfer rumours for this January transfer window.

The Argentine was also on the spotlight during the summer where clubs such as Valencia were heavily linked with the midfielder.

Benfica have set a high release fee clause of EUR 30m for the 28 year-old and so far has been keeping clubs at bay.

Enzo was a pivotal member of Jesus' domestic triple last season and is looking to count with the midfielder after January for similar success.




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