SAINTS have reportedly “now entered the race” to sign Benfica’s Florentino Luis, according to a report from the Sun.

The newspaper claims the St Mary’s side could end their search for a midfielder by snatching the 21-year-old from AC Milan and Fulham, who have also been linked.

Lisbon-Born Luis came through the academy at Benfica, as well as having represented Portugal throughout the national age groups.

He made 14 senior appearances in total last season, scoring his first league goal in a 4-0 away win over Moreirense in March 2019.

Luis, nicknamed ‘The Octopus’, has also previously been linked with Manchester United.