Fulham are improving their offer for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luís, according to reports from Portugal today.
Newspaper A Bola says the Whites are presenting their third bid for the 21-year-old, as they ‘don’t give up’ on the signing.
It’s claimed that Fulham currently want to pay €2m for a loan deal, then include a buying option of €30m, but that may be still not enough to convince Benfica.
A Bola writes that the Eagles are trying to set the buying clause at €45m. And they’re very comfortable doing that, since his release clause is €120m.
This report is a little strange because two days ago, newspaper O Jogo claimed that Benfica turned down Fulham’s second bid for Florentino. And that offer included this same buying option of €30m.
So either A Bola or O Jogo are wrong, which is understandable, since each of them apparently have difference sources.
What looks clear is that Benfica are being pretty tough in negotiations for the midfielder, and the Premier League side will have a hard time to get him.