Report: Milan have key edge over Man Utd, Inter and West Ham in €30m midfielder race

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan may have the edge over the competition in the race to land Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, according to a report.

Portuguese outlet A Bola (via Sport Witness) recently claimed that Fernandes switches agents from Miguel Pinho to Pini Zahavi in order to “give a new direction” to his career.

Meanwhile, Sky in the UK reportedly on Thursday that Benfica are listening to offers for Fernandes, who they want to loan out for 18 months with an option to buy, with Lyon and Milan having ‘made formal offers’ for the player.

The same outlet added that Manchester United and West Ham United are both interested and that four English sides have held talks over a deal.

According to though, Milan’s city rivals Inter are also keen admirers of the 20-year-old, however they believe that the Rossoneri have the advantage over others in the race.

This is because they can offer Fernandes the chance to be a starter immediately which Inter cannot – plus the Nerazzurri are more focused on signing Arturo Vidal.

They also cite a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola which states Benfica would take around €30m – despite his release clause of €120m – having just signed Julian Weigl for €20m as his replacement already.

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