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PSG leading the chase for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luís

PSG leading the chase for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luís

PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

AFP

The 19-year-old Portugal youth international is being monitored by a number of Europe's biggest spenders and the Ligue 1 champions are eager to get there first.

Paris Saint-Germain have set their sights on Benfica midfielder Florentino Luís as they seek to bolster their options ahead of next season and fill a position that has been vacant at the Parc des Princes for some time.

Florentino is a genuine number six and PSG are looking to steal a march on the rest of Europe by meeting the 60-million-euro buy-out clause written into the 19-year-old’s contract at the Estádio da Luz.

PSG looking to freshen up midfield 

With Adrien Rabiot set to leave at the end of the season having spent most of 2018-19 out of the picture, PSG need to strengthen in midfield and have also made inquiries about Ander Herrera. According to reports in Portugal, the Parisian club’s representatives have already sounded out Florentino’s agent, Bruno Carvalho, about the possibility of a summer move.

Florentino has been capped at every level up to under-20 by Portugal and has broken into the first team at Benfica under Bruno Lage, who took over as caretaker in January following the departure of Rui Vitória. Widely regarded as a future star, PSG are keen to tie up a deal for Florentino as quickly as possible with several other clubs also keeping an eye on the youngster’s progress.