Rumen Chandurov is reported to have said, “So far, we have not been informed of the interest of this club. And I’m talking about Benfica. At the same time, we have information about the times they talked to the player, his parents, the pressure from the agent is constant. I even met with him to clarify the situation. They visited Benfica’s base in Portugal twice before the player turned sixteen. So far we have a good relationship with Kaloyan and his family. We offer him good terms and a good contract. Kids like him are our future”, said the leader in an interview with the publication Sportal.bg. CW
Benfica accused of illegal approach
PFC Septemvri Sofia (Bulgaria) president Rumen Chandurov has accused Benfica and a Bulgarian businessman Georgi Zahariev of trying to poach 16-year-old central defender Kaloyan Kostov and has called for intervention by the Bulgarian Football Association.