TMW: Maldini alerted as Leeds have a plan to beat Milan to midfielder with €120m clause

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan face competition from Real Betis and Leeds United to land Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis this summer, a report claims.

The Rossoneri have been repeatedly linked with a move for the Portuguese starlet and it was reported by multiple outlets that the club were close to tying up a deal to sign him in the January transfer window.

According to the latest from TMW, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are now preparing to rival Milan in the race to land the 20-year-old as they look to consolidate their place back in the top flight after promotion this season.

Contacts began in February after the window closed, but a meeting was held between Leeds and Florentino’s agent Bruno Carvalho Santos was held recently to understand the plans.

He would cost around €20-30m despite having a release clause of €120m, something which could speed up the negotiation. The evaluation dropped because in January Florentino lost his place in the team.

The report mentioned that Leeds are up against Paolo Maldini and Milan as well as Real Betis, but the Yorkshire club are proceeding with a plan.

 

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