As is known, the Coentrao's buyout clause is 30 million euros and until a few days ago, Benfica had been reluctant to accept players as bargaining chips to lower that amount. However, contacts in recent days between Jorge Mendes and Benfica leaders have served to bring positions closer. So the Lisbon club is willing to reduce its financial claims and accept a player in the operation, as long as the players offered by the Madrid are Garay and Gago. Both are pleasing to the Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus, who also would have given the approval to the arrival of both.
Meanwhile, Fabio Coentrao is vacationing with his family in a Mediterranean village, waiting for news of his future. The left side is quiet, but hopes that the transfer will be resolved soon. In fact, he publicly expressed his desire to leave Benfica to sign for Real Madrid. These statements have caused that the Portuguese club opens an expedient to punish him, becuase he talked to the Spanish media without permission.