Benfica Line Up Panathinaikos' Sebastian Leto As Replacement For Angel Di Maria

The Portuguese outfit are trying to secure Leto's services...
Panathinaikos have confirmed that Benfica are looking to sign Sebastian Leto as a replacement for Real Madrid target Angel di Maria.

The Portuguese champions have already begun looking for a left winger as Di Maria remains the subject of affection from the Blancos.

Leto, who signed for Panathinaikos from Liverpool last summer, has a contract with the Greens until 2014.

He played an influential role in the club's successful league campaign this season, but the prospect of cashing in on the 23-year-old looks too good to turn down.

"I know there is some interest and that a document is likely to have arrived at our headquarters for a first approach, but no official offer from Benfica for Leto has arrived," Panathinaikos vice-president Giannis Venkis told A BOLA.

"Negotiations are likely to start on Monday as €10 million euros are seductive."

The Argentine winger joined Liverpool in 2007 but work permit restrictions forced his way out of the club, having played a season on loan at Olympiacos before earning a permanent move to Panathinaikos.

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