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Real want Benfica’s Coentaro

sports Updated: Jun 08, 2011 01:42 IST
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Benfica left-back Fabio Coentrao could be on his way to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to a Spanish sports daily, which said the two clubs will meet this week to seal the deal.

Big-spenders Real are ready to pay 25 million euros while the Lisbon club wants 30 million, the cost of buying out his contract, the daily Marca said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old, who starred for Portugal at the World Cup in South Africa, is “one of the priorities” of Real coach Jose Mourinho for next season, the paper said.

Jol becomes manager

London: English Premier League soccer club Fulham named Martin Jol as their new manager on Tuesday, signing the Dutchman to an initial two-year deal with an option for another year. Jol replaces Mark Hughes.

France beat ukraine

Kiev: An experimental France side came from behind to beat Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine 4-1 in a friendly in Donetsk on Monday with Marvin Martin scoring twice on his debut for Les Blues after coming off the bench.

It was a timely win for France after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Belarus in a Euro 2012 qualifier last week.