A month after his unceremonious departure from Manchester United, Portuguese Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return to his country with Benfica said to be interested in his services.
As noted by Portuguese broadcaster SIC, Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has insisted that "money is no issue" as the Portuguese giants try to lure Mourinho to Estadio da Luz.
With Benfica having parted ways with head coach Rui Vitoria last week, Vieira said of Mourinho: "For now, Bruno Lage is the coach of Benfica. There will be news next week.
"I am his (Mourinho’s) friend. Who would not like to have Mourinho? I have not talked to him. If he says yes tomorrow, he'll be here at the drop of a hat. Money is no issue for Benfica."
Mourinho who has been linked with Real Madrid and Inter Milan made a name for himself at Benfica's rivals Porto, where he won the 2003-04 Champions League and two Primeira Liga titles before moving to Chelsea.
Benfica are third in Portugal's top flight, seven points adrift of leaders Porto after 16 rounds.