Santos: Simao will not leave Benfica

Simao have been linked with Atletico Madrid, and Manchester United have previously also been tracking the highly rated midfielder.

He told Record: “I am not prepared to let Simao go. If Benfica wants to be be champion then it has to keep its most valuable assets.”

“It’s good when other clubs are interested in our players. It shows that we possess high quality players. In other cases these reports would worry me more, but not this, as Simao is a very experienced player who is not affected by reports that he could pay here, there or anywhere.”