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Premier League new boys Leeds joined by Fulham in transfer race for Benfica wonderkid Florentino Luis

FULHAM are looking to battle fellow Premier League new boys Leeds for the signature of Benfica starlet Florentino Luis. 

Scott Parker, 39, is keen to spruce up the Cottagers’ midfield ahead of their return to football’s top division, according to the Daily Mail. 

And the Fulham boss could be without the services of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa with Villarreal keen to sign the defensive midfielder permanently. 

The Cameroon international has been in decent form during his season-long loan spell in Spain.

The 24-year-old netted twice and provided two assists in 36 LaLiga appearances.

Fulham scouts have been keeping tabs on Florentino as a replacement.

The 20-year-old midfielder is reportedly available to go on loan for a fee of £2.5million.

However, Benfica are thought to want at least £40million from any club wishing to make a permanent move for the player. 

Leeds are also reported to have made enquiries about the versatile Primeira Liga midfielder who’s made 16 appearances across all competitions this season. 

The Portugal Under-20 player’s ability to function in a box-to-box or holding player role makes him an appealing option to suitors who include AC Milan. 

Other interested parties include Manchester United and local rivals Man City who are both thought to have sent scouts to watch the Benfica youngster.

Meanwhile, SunSport exclusively revealed Fulham have made a dramatic swoop for Wigan’s Antonee Robinson.

And the Mail claims the club are also mulling over a move for Nottingham Forest full-back Matty Cash.

However, it’s thought they may face rivalry for the sought after players’ signatures from Sheffield United and Southampton.

And Leeds could also face a battle of their own to keep hold of 30-year-old full-back Barry Douglas with Scottish giants Celtic rumoured to be after the defender.

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