O Jogo: Benfica’s stance on €30m man made clear as Milan, Man Utd and Real Madrid hover

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are one of three clubs keen on signing Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, a report claims, but the pursuit will be far from easy.

It is no mystery that the Rossoneri are in the market for a long-term partner to Ismael Bennacer in the engine room of the midfield, and Florentino Luis continues to be persistently linked.

His name first arose back in the January transfer window when multiple outlets revealed that Milan were in the hunt for his signature, though in the end they were not able to get a deal over the line.

However it seems that Milan are ready to make a fresh attempt this summer, and MilanNews confirmed on Wednesday that dialogues with Benfica have been open since January on the basis of a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy of €40m.

However, Portuguese paper O Jogo (as cited by MilanLive) confirms that Benfica have no intention of selling off a prized young asset on the cheap, and as such there are no advanced negotiations over a deal that could cost €30-40million.

Florentino is also on Real Madrid’s notebook, while Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen are also apparently keen.

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