Saturday April 4 2020
Paqueta floated by Benfica for Florentino

Reports are growing that Benfica have targeted Milan flop Lucas Paquetà, so could include Florentino Luis in an exchange deal.

The Rossoneri paid Flamengo €38.4m plus bonuses in January 2019, but the Brazilian midfielder has not lived up to expectations and was already on the market mid-season.

In order to avoid making a loss on the 22-year-old, Milan need to get at least €28m, which is looking increasingly unlikely in the current climate.

This is why point towards Benfica and a potential exchange with Florentino Luis, a player the San Siro giants had already targeted a few months ago.

They had requested Florentino on an 18-month loan with option to buy, an idea that was rejected by the Portuguese club.

The 20-year-old is now available, as he has been dropped since November due to a contract dispute.

It’s possible the clubs would resolve the two problems in one fell swoop with an exchange of loans with option to buy.

The story is gaining traction with A Bola, Globo Esporte and more.

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