Greek midfielder Andreas Samaris has returned from his vacations today. But ,as reported by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, it doesn’t mean his stay at Benfica is assured.
They claim that although the negotiations with Newcastle United have gone a little cold recently, it doesn’t mean things have completely stopped.
Manager Rui Vitória doesn’t mind letting the midfielder go if president Luis Filipe Vieira can get a good deal from Newcastle. The problem is Benfica are demanding €20m for Samaris, and Newcastle don’t want to pay more than €15m.
O Jogo recalls that there are also Benfica negotiations with Newcastle for the transfer of defender Lisandro Lopez.
This one keeps popping up, and whilst it’s not the most convincing of rumours, O Jogo say Newcastle can have the pair for €30m, something which has been mentioned before.
Newcastle interest in Lopez is almost certainly overstated, and with Samaris the two clubs look no closer to reaching an agreement for the player.