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AC Milan Intensify Contacts Over Young Benfica Defensive Midfielder

The Ocxtopus could be joining Milan to play alongside Bennacer as he misses out on playing time in Portugal.

AC Milan v Benfica - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by Kathryn Riley/International Champions Cup via Getty Images

As we reported here last week agent Bruno Carvalho was at Casa Milan and he represents young Benfica CDM Florentino Luis who AC Milan have been tracking. According to a Portuguese outlet Renoscenca via Sempre Milan, the Rossoneri have made an offer of an 18 month loan with an option to buy at 50 million euros. The player has a release clause of 120 million euros and has a contract until 2024.

A new update from Sempre Milan indicates that Milan are working hard to close this deal before the end of the current transfer window and may even make the deal a paid loan. Contacts for the player have reportedly intensified as Benfica are opting not for a loan but Milan are pressing hard regardless.