ESPN: Milan joined by Man Utd and Leeds in race for starlet with huge release clause

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been joined by four other clubs in the race to sign Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis this summer, according to a report.

It is seemingly no mystery that the Rossoneri are in the market for a long-term partner to Ismael Bennacer in the engine room of the midfielder, and Florentino Luis has been persistently linked with a move to the San Siro since the winter transfer window.

It was reported earlier on Friday by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Milan are in talks over a deal for the 20-year-old, who has a €120m release clause but could be available for €40m.

According to ESPN, Premier League side Manchester United and second-tier club Leeds United are also interested in signing the Portugal U20 international this summer, as are Bundesliga high-flyers Bayer Leverkusen and LaLiga’s Real Betis.

The defensive midfielder has made nine starts and two substitute appearances in the league so far for Benfica this term but has struggled for playing time this calendar year.

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