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AC Milan Pursuing Benfica's Impressive Defensive Midfielder Dubbed 'The Octopus’

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The young CDM has been turning heads for the past two seasons and has lots of suitors, will be a tough deal to pull off.

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AC Milan met with agent Bruno Carvalho today to discuss a possible move for Florentino Luis. Milan had been watching the Benfica central defensive midfielder for a few months and could now make a move for him according to Calcio Mercato. The player's agent was recorded at Casa Milan yesterday and the club are looking to offer an 18 month loan deal with an option to buy the player. Florentino currently is locked down to a huge release clause of about 100-120 million euros thus he is quite valued by his club as an asset.

Nico Schira observed that the agent also represents two other profiles of interest for Milan in attacker Trincao from Braga and defender Luis Neto from Sporting CP. The midfielder started off the season as a starter amassing 7 league games and 2 Champions League appearances but has since been left out of the squad on account Cup ties. The midfielder is a hot commodity as he has been closely monitored by Manchester City since the last summer.