Benfica ‘set for €15m Gabriel Pires’

Leganes have rejected Benfica’s €10m offer for Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Pires and instead are demanding €15m, say reports.

The 24-year-old has been a constant in the Madrid-based club’s starting line-up since joining the club from Juventus, initially on a loan deal, in 2015.

Diario AS claim Lega are now demanding €15m for the central midfielder in the wake of sanctioning Diego Rico’s €12m move to Bournemouth.

Mauricio Pellegrino is now in charge at the Butarque and will be keen to hold onto the majority of his first-team squad.

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