Manchester United fullback Fabio could use his loan move to Benfica to break into the Portugal setup.

While he has been called up several times by Brazil coach Mano Menezes, Fabio is still to make his debut for the senior team.

The youngster's agent, Cassiano Pereira, says: "Playing for Portugal does interest him. The priority is the Canarinha, but you never know the future."

Fabio carries a Portuguese passport.