Coentrao wants Benfica return

Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao has reportedly informed his agent to facilitate a return to Benfica this season.

The 25-year-old moved across from Benfica to Madrid in July 2011 in a €30m transfer, but after two inconsistent seasons, is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Monaco are known to be tracking the Portuguese international, but the player has reportedly informed his agent Jorge Mendes of his intention to return to the Estadio da Luz this transfer window.

Talks are reportedly ongoing between Madrid and Benfica on such a move, with the Lisbon outfit reportedly already making it clear that they cannot take on his current €2.5m net salary.

Los Blancos, meanwhile, are seen as willing to negotiate a permanent transfer from a starting point of €20m.

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