Fulham continue to struggle for the signing of Florentino Luís from Benfica, according to reports from the Portuguese media.
Newspaper O Jogo brings an interesting piece today with some details about the club’s latest attempt to get the midfielder.
It’s claimed that the most recent offer was €2m for a loan deal, plus an obligatory clause to buy him at the end of the spell for €30m.
But the transfer was blocked by Benfica president Luís Filipe Vieira, who believes Florentino Luís is worth over €40m.
O Jogo says this is the second offer made by Fulham for the player. The first one had been slightly smaller, consisting of €1m for the loan and other €18m for the permanent move.
Following the two bids rejected, it’s claimed that the Craven Cottage side are considering improving the numbers for a third offer. According to the newspaper, the fact that the Premier League kicks off at the weekend could help ‘accelerate’ the process.
Florentino Luís has a contract with Benfica until 2024, and is protected by a release clause of €120m.