As we covered on Sunday, reports from England have suggested that Swansea City would be interested in Lisandro Lopez from Benfica. It was ESPN FC who broke the news, saying the Premier League side would try a loan deal.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola had an article too, and said that Swansea’s approach was actually turned down by Benfica as they had no intention of letting the defender go.
Benfica’s denial of a loan deal was also published by O Jogo earlier today, as they claimed that despite having Lopez as a fourth option, Benfica have no intention of loaning him for the rest of the season.
But The Sun are insisting on the story, this time saying that the Portuguese side would demand around £10m to sell the player.
What none of the papers are considering is that in one of the few chances Lopez had this season, he got injured. It happened during a game last week against Moreirense, when the defender tried to make an interception and ended up hitting the post.
Benfica informed the press that Lopez had a trauma close to his left knee, and is ruled out for tonight’s clash against Vitória de Setúbal. The player’s return date is unknown.
As the winter transfer window is closing tomorrow, this seems to be quite a risky move for Swansea to make.