The Dane has emerged as a target for the Portuguese outfit.
With Benfica considering parting ways with out-of-form manager Jorge Jesus, both Swansea City’s Michael Laudrup and currently unemployed Gus Poyet have emerged as potential candidates, according to the Mirror.
The 49-year-old had an impressive first season with the Swans last time out, guiding the club to a top 10 finish and their first ever major trophy – with victory in the League Cup.
Triumph in that tournament earned the Welsh side a place in the Europa League and Laudrup has been praised for what the boss has achieved with the team.
Benfica meanwhile gave Jesus a two-year contract extension in the summer, despite the club having a disastrous end to the 2012/13 campaign when the side lost in two cup finals and failed to achieve a Primeira Liga title after defeat to FC Porto.
Laudrup is said to have a £10m release clause should a club come in for the former Real Madrid and Barcelona star.
Poyet on the other hand has not had a job since being let go by Brighton and Hove Albion following disagreements with the club, but the Uruguayan is being tipped for the Newcastle United position.
Swansea have had an indifferent start to the current term, losing heavily in the club’s first Premier League match to Manchester United, then suffering defeat to Tottenham Hotspur before recording a win at West Bromwich Albion.
Swans chairman Huw Jenkins is keen to hold onto Laudrup but is realistic to realise the former Denmark international is in high demand.