Portuguese report claims Milan still have strong interest in signing 20-year-old Benfica starlet

By Oliver Fisher -

After the attempt in January, Milan are preparing for a new assault on Florentino Luis of Benfica – at least according to reports in Portugal. 

We revealed in January that contacts were held with the Portuguese side for Florentino, with Milan wanting to sign him on the basis of an 18-month loan with the right to buy, with a €40m bid placed that was deemed insufficient.

Calciomercato.com recently claimed that the Rossoneri are ready to have another crack at trying to sign the 20-year-old, who has made just 15 appearances for Benfica this season across all competitions, in large part due to the signing of Julian Weigl last summer.

According to the latest from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Milan still have a very strong interest in the midfielder and the negotiations could reopen this summer.

For the time being though, any evaluation is postponed because CEO Ivan Gazidis must make decisions about the coach and Paolo Maldini’s position is under threat, with the former Milan captain being the one who led the talks for Florentino in the winter market.

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