Leeds United’s interest in Benfica midfielder Florentino Luís isn’t a rumour which can be considered one of the strongest in the transfer window. Still, the Whites continue to be named here and there.
Italian website Calcio Mercato talks about the 20-year-old today, saying his agent Jorge Mendes spoke to Eagles manager Jorge Jesus this week.
The two discussed Florentino’s future at the club, with the new coach claiming he’d like to use him more in the upcoming season.
But they avoided mentioning the player’s renewal, since this is a delicate subject, as some offers could arrive to take him away from Benfica this summer.
Calcio Mercato says AC Milan continue to be interested in signing Florentino, but they highlight that there’s competition from Leeds United and Real Bétis as well.
The Rossoneri want to get the player on a two-year loan deal with an obligatory purchase clause. However, Benfica aren’t that keen on letting him go, and currently value him at €40m.
With Milan wanting to postpone their payment, perhaps Leeds would have a chance in case they please Benfica with a more attractive method.