Omar Abdulrahman has turned down a loan move to Benfica because he's still hoping to seal a switch to Manchester City, reports talkSPORT. The Al-Ain playmaker spent two weeks on trial at the Etihad Stadium last year but failed to land a deal at the club.

But Abdulrahman is still hopeful of one day moving to the Premier League and it has now been claimed he has even snubbed a move to Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has reported that Benfica approached Al-Ain about a loan move.

The Emirati club were open to the deal but the 21-year-old UAE international decided against it.

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