Real Madrid are favourites to land Benfica left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Correio da Manha says Benfica have accepted a €25 million offer from Real for Coentrao, with another €5 million due based on appearances and success.

The Portugal international is regarded among the best young fullbacks in Europe and was also being chased by Manchester City and Chelsea.

Coentrao has previous experience in Spain after a low-key loan at Real Zaragoza and shares the same agent as Real coach Jose Mourinho.

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