Coentrao signs new Benfica deal

Portuguese international Fabio Coentrao has extended his contract with Benfica by one year until the summer of 2016, the Portuguese champions announced today.

The 22-year-old left-back, who starred for Portugal at the FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, was reportedly the target of a €20m transfer bid by Bayern Munich in the off-season.

But the Lisbon club refused to part with the player, for whom they wanted at least €30m.