MILLWALL rejected an approach from Portuguese giants Benfica for youngster Conor Wilkinson last year, NewsAtDen has learned.
The two-time Champions League winners made their move "three or four months" ago, asking for permission for the 17-year-old to link up with their squad on a training camp.
But the Lions dismissed the Lisbon-based club's request out-of-hand, insisting they would have to make an offer for the striker if they wanted to pursue their interest in him further.
Wilkinson, who scored for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Glenavon, was an unused substitute against Preston North End on Saturday – his first time in a competitive matchday squad.
He is represented by former Millwall striker Jamie Moralee – the agent of Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand.