Greek striker arrived in Lisbon to negotiate his contract with to fortify the Eagles’ front line, one of the Portuguese club’s biggest priorities since the departure of Brazilian player Rodrigo Lima.Kostas MitroglouUpon arriving at the airport in Lisbon on Thursday, the player declined to comment to the Portuguese press, despite media reports assuring that he has indeed been loaned from Fulham to Benfica, which will get an option to purchase him for 7 million euros ($7.6 million).

The transfer of Lima to Al-Ahli Dubai left a gap in Benfica’s front, which is occupied only by former Valencia striker Jonas, Uruguay’s , who last season played only one game, and Portuguese player , whose future with the club is tenuous.

The 27-year-old Mitroglou played in with Duisburg and . He then signed with , where he remained until 2013, when he was signed by Fulham, which loaned him back to last season.