CM: Milan still in talks with agent of midfielder with €120m clause ahead of summer move

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are still in talks with the entourage of a Benfica midfielder ahead a possible move in the summer window, a report claims.

We revealed towards the end of the window that contacts are underway with the Portuguese side for Florentino, with Milan hopeful of signing him on the basis of an 18-month loan with the right to buy.

Our mercato expert Vito Angele also told us that the Rossoneri did in fact make a bid: a loan with option to buy at €40m, but Benfica used the €120m release clause to demand at least €60m.

It then became apparent through multiple outlets on the penultimate day of the window that Benfica had decided not to sell the 20-year-old in the winter window and as such negotiations stopped.

According to Calciomercato.com though, Milan have not given up. They claim the Diavolo have not stopped keeping in touch with Florentino’s representatives ahead of what could be rekindled interest in the summer. 

They add that Milan really like the Portuguese midfielder, and are ready to reconnect with Benfica in view of getting a deal done once the season is over.

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