Aston Villa may be handed their second shot at signing Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis this summer, as he considers his future at the Portuguese club.

Ataque, the supplement for Jornal de Noticias, cover the player today and how he’s considering his future at the club.

They explain that while he’s tied to a deal until 2027 the reality is he’s considering continuing his career elsewhere after falling out of favour under Roger Schmidt this season.

He’s preferred Orkun Kocku and Joao Neves as his midfield pairing and the arrival of Leandro Barreiro in the summer will only add to the competition for places.

Thus, Luis is looking around and considering his options and one of them may be Aston Villa, who asked about him last summer.

At that point they were quoted €40m for the player, who has a €120m release clause in his current contract, and neither they nor any of the other suitors decided to move for him.

However, the likelihood is that price has come down since then given the reduced role he’s played this season and the fact he may be considering his future.

Whether that tempts Aston Villa into a move remains to be seen, particularly with them up against it in terms of PSR and well stocked on midfielders as it is.

The option could be there, though, and their previous interest last summer has Ataque naming them as potential future suitors as a result.