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Southampton move to beat Fulham, AC Milan for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis

Southampton are moving for Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis.

Fulham boss Scott Parker has had the 21-year-old defensive midfielder watched by scouts playing for Benfica, while AC Milan have also made their interest known, says The Sun.

But Saints have now entered the race for his services as they seek a long-term replacement for former captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg following his move to Tottenham.

Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has been concerned with the lack of authority in that area of the field his side have shown in the first fortnight of the season.

And that may force his hand to make a firm bid to offer Luis, regarded as one of the best young talents in his position in Europe, regular Premier League football.

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