CM: Leeds in contact with agent of Benfica starlet; Milan still on pole to seal €25-30m deal

By Oliver Fisher -

Confirmations have arrived that AC Milan are battling two other clubs in the race to land Florentino Luis from Benfica, it is claimed.

The Rossoneri have been repeatedly linked with a move for the Portuguese starlet and it was reported by multiple outlets that the club were close to tying up a deal to sign him in the January transfer window.

TMW then reported earlier today that Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are now preparing to rival Milan in the race to land the 20-year-old as they look to consolidate their place back in the top flight after promotion this season. A deal would cost around €20-30m despite having a release clause of €120m, something which could speed up the negotiation.

According to Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com on Twitter, Leeds have indeed made their move for the Portugal U21 international and have contacted the player’s agent.

Milan remains the first choice destination for the player, who Benfica are ready to sell on the basis of a two-year loan with option/obligation to buy set at €25-30m. Real Betis’ interest is also confirmed by Longo.

 

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