Leeds United have recently been linked with a move for Benfica talent Florentino Luis.
It was initially reported by TuttoMercatoWeb earlier this week that Leeds were keen on the Portuguese talent and could look to make a move for the player this summer. They suggested Leeds were ready to battle the likes of AC Milan for the player, who could cost anywhere between £18-£27 million.
Mais Futebol then reported that Leeds were ready to offer Benfica a season-long loan deal for the player, with the view to buying him at the end of the season.
This was all toward the end of July and, since then, things have gone rather quiet regarding a potential swoop on the Portuguese talent.
However, another club that were also previously linked with an interest in Luis are seemingly moving their pieces into place for a deal.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (12/08/2020; pg 21), AC Milan are now ready to push ahead with their own approach for Luis.
They are said to be considering a two-year loan deal for the player.
Unfortunately for Leeds, Milan’s interest could be a death knell to their own approach.
As reported by SportItalia at the end of last month, Florentino Luis’ preference would be to join the Italian giants should he get the chance.
A potential two-year loan at the San Siro, which could develop into a permanent move, would undoubtedly be very appealing for the player who looked like a potentially eye-catching piece of transfer business from Leeds United.
However, any battle with Milan will undoubtedly be difficult for the Whites to win.