Benfica want to secure the future of 18-year-old winger Joao Pereira.

His contract expires at the end of the season but Pereira insists that he would like to continue playing for the Lisbon Eagles.

Pereira’s agent will meet the Ccub’s president Luis Filipe Vieira this week to negotiate a deal.

Vieira has already tied up Portuguese international right back Miguel until 2008 and is also trying to sign goalkeeper Jose Moreira on a long-term contract.