Journalist claims Milan have seen first bid for €60m-rated Man Utd target rejected

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have seen their first offer for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis rejected but a new bid could be made, according to one journalist.

We revealed over the weekend that contacts are underway with the Portuguese side for Florentino, but they are not open to a loan deal. Milan which would like to sign him on the basis of an 18-month loan with the right to buy.

On Tuesday, our mercato expert Vito Angele told us that the Rossoneri have in fact made a bid: a loan with option to buy at €40m, but Benfica are using the €120m release clause to demand at least €60m.

According to Milano-based Portuguese journalist Claudia Garcia, Milan have seen their first offer to Benfica for the 20-year-old rejected.

With the window closing on Friday, it will now be necessary to see if the deal ends here or if there is the possibility of a fresh attempt. The Rossoneri want the talented Portugal U21 international this month.

Calciomercato.com’s Daniele Longo recently reported that Man Utd and league rivals Roma are also keeping tabs on Florentino, who has a €120m release clause in his contract.

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