PSV back in for Alcides
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PSV are being tipped to make a renewed attempt to sign Brazilian defender Alcides.
PSV Eindhoven are being tipped to make a renewed attempt to sign Brazilian defender Alcides.
The centre-half is owned by Premiership champions Chelsea, but has been on loan at Benfica since May 2004.
However, he has struggled to secure regular football this season and made just three appearances during the UEFA Champions League group phase.
Benfica have informed Chelsea they do not want to prolong the agreement in January and have allowed Alcides to return to Brazil on holiday.
The situation has alerted PSV, who had been credited with an interest in the defender during pre-season.
Alcides worked with current PSV coach Ronald Koeman at Benfica and is believed to be keen on a move to Philips Stadion.
There has also been interest from France, but reports in Portugal claim PSV are looking to strike a loan deal for Alcides.