A delegation from Benfica including president Luis Felipe Vieira and captain Rui Costa, the club´s future sporting director, were filmed by Portuguese broadcaster SIC in a hotel in Manchester where the former England boss had also reportedly been.
But Benfica spokesman Ricardo Maia said: "We will not comment on any suggestions of a future Benfica coach now. Whether someone is or is not in Manchester to try to persuade Eriksson, we have nothing to say about it."
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