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2015/2016 Season

1 Benfica 29 1 4 88
2 Sporting 27 5 2 86
3 FC Porto 23 4 7 73
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Nicolas Gaitan set to join Atletico Madrid from Benfica

Argentina international Nicolas Gaitan is set to complete a move to Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid have agreed a €25 million deal to sign midfielder Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica.

Gaitan is currently with the Argentina national team at the Copa America in the United States and is set to complete the transfer upon his return.

The 28-year-old, who has regularly been linked with Manchester United over recent times, had extended his contract at the Estadio da Luz until June 2019 in December.

ESPN FC's Brian McBride assesses whether or not Edinson Cavani should stay at PSG or go play under Diego Simeone.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti responds to the rumour that Diego Simeone is pondering his future at Atletico Madrid.

However, Atletico have agreed a deal for the playmaker, who has scored 41 goals...

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Renato Sanches: Manchester United wanted me before Bayern Munich

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein reveals the details behind Bayern's latest signings, Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down Bayern's latest signings of Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches.
Bayern Munich have signed Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels for over €60m.

Renato Sanches has said Manchester United made an offer for his services before he agreed a switch from Benfica to Bayern Munich.

Earlier this month, Bayern confirmed the signing of Sanches, 18, from Benfica for an initial €35 million.

The midfielder had been strongly linked with United before penning a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena.

Sanches said: "Manchester United made an offer. I think it was well known. But I had other offers as well.

"I chose Bayern Munich because it's a great...

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Benfica wrap up Portuguese league title with victory over Nacional

Benfica have won the league for a third successive season.

Benfica won a third successive Portuguese league title when they beat Nacional 4-1 on Sunday.

Nicolas Gaitan scored twice, with Jonas and Pizzi also on target as Benfica notched up a 13th straight win and beat rivals Sporting Lisbon to the crown by two points.

Sporting defeated Braga 4-0 but fell short in their bid to win the title for the first time since 2002.

Benfica's crown was their 35th, while FC Porto finished in third place with 73 points.

They also set a new league record, accumulating...

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Louis van Gaal vetoed Man United target Renato Sanches - reports

Bayern Munich have signed Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels for over €60m.

Louis van Gaal vetoed Manchester United's efforts to sign Renato Sanches from Benfica, according to multiple reports citing senior sources at Old Trafford.

After months of reports linking Sanches to United, the highly rated midfielder signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich on Tuesday for an initial €35 million fee.

After the move was completed, the Telegraph and other outlets reported that United had ended their pursuit in February and did not make a formal offer at Van Gaal's instruction.