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Jesus: I would like Coentrao to return to Benfica

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Jesus: I would like Coentrao to return to Benfica

Jorge Jesus has made it clear he would welcome Fabio Coentrao with open arms at Benfica if he were to leave Real Madrid this summer.

The 25-year-old's future at Madrid is in doubt after a disappointing 2012-13 campaign and a number of recent reports have suggested the Santiago Bernabeu side are ready to cash in on Coentrao if a good offer comes in.

"Fabio Coentrao is the one Portugal international I would like to see most at Benfica - not taking Cristiano Ronaldo into account," Jesus told A Bola.

"He has already played here before and everybody at the club loves him. He is the best Portuguese full-back out there and would make us even stronger."

Coentrao previously wore the Benfica jersey from 2007 until 2011 before leaving the club for Madrid. His contract with the Liga giants runs until the summer of 2017.

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