Benfica have issued a statement denying “false” speculation that they will go back in for Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin this winter.
A Bola claimed this morning that Benfica were ready to revive their interest in Perin after he recovered from the shoulder injury that led to him failing a medical over the summer.
However, the Portuguese champions responded on its official website: “Sport Lisboa e Benfica would like to clarify and inform that the headline on the front page of newspaper A Bola, ‘Perin back on the agenda’, is totally false.
“This topic is completely closed and Benfica are not interested in signing the player.
“We are not aware of who is behind this false story and we regret that a leading sports newspaper offers such poor service to its readers by running a story that is purely invented, without ever having sought confirmation from the club.”
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