Report: Milan have agreement in principle with Benfica over loan with option deal for starlet

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Benfica have got an agreement in place regarding the transfer of midfielder Florentino Luis ahead of the summer, a report claims.

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 as the starlet has a €120m clause.

According to Monday’s edition of A Bola (via MilanNews), Milan continue to be interested in Florentino Luís but for the moment the negotiation with Benfica is frozen.

This is because for both clubs the most important thing is that the 20-year-old concentrates on the resumption of the Portuguese season scheduled for June 3 – something we reported earlier.

However, the outlet adds that in recent weeks there have been several contacts between the two clubs, and that an agreement in principle has been reached. Despite this, every discussion is postponed to the end of the season.

Milan want to sign Florentino Luis on loan with an option to buy and tried during the winter market to sign him under the same terms, with his agent even travelling to Italy to speak with the management.

At that time Benfica and his coach Bruno Lage said no as they thought the Portugal U21 international could be important in the second half of the season, but he has played only twice between January and March 12 when the season stopped.

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