Schira: Gazidis leads talks as Milan make Man Utd, Real Madrid target their priority – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in talks with Benfica over a deal for midfielder Florentino Luis, it is claimed, but a key issue is to be resolved.

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.

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) confirmed 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 with Real Madrid and Manchester United also keen.

According to journalist Nicolo Schira on Twitter, Milan are persisting with their attempts to sign Florentino as he is the Rossoneri’s first choice for the midfield.

Gazidis working with Benfica on the basis of a two-year loan with the option to buy, while the Portuguese club ask for the obligation – with the fee yet to be determined.

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