Simao to stay at Benfica
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Simao will stay with Benfica after talks over a move to Valencia broke down.
Simao has agreed to stay with Benfica until January after talks regarding a move to Valencia broke down.
The Portuguese winger was widely tipped to leave Benfica this summer, with Spanish side Valencia having been trying to arrange a deal.
Premiership duo Arsenal and Portsmouth were also linked with the exciting attacker, but he has pledged his immediate future to Benfica.
He is expected to confirm his intentions at a press conference on Monday, but Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira announced the news.
"The Simao novel is finished," stated Vieira. "He is a Benfica player."
Another player to be staying at Estadio da Luz is goalkeeper Quim, who was a target for Primera Liga outfit Levante.
Quim rejected a move to the Valencia-based side and revealed he is happy to stay a Benfica player.
He said: "I am happy and calm in Benfica and my objective is to fight to be the number one."