CM: €30m-rated midfielder still on the market for Milan – swap deal with Benfica possible

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan still intend to sell Lucas Paqueta this summer but want to get the best out of him before then, according to a report.

Paqueta returned to the starting line-up for Friday’s Coppa Italia semi-final exit to Juventus and didn’t exactly pull up any trees, though admittedly it was hard in a 10 against 11 situation.

Virtually all the speculation surrounding the Brazil international over the past few weeks has been linking him with an exit just 18 months after he arrived from Flamengo.

According to Calciomercato.com, Milan want to relaunch Paqueta and they simply have to, having made an investment of €40million to sign him last January.

Perhaps the substitution made by Pioli in the eighth minute of the second half should be indicative as Bonaventura was subbed off and not Paquetà.

However, the 22-year-old remains on the market, with Fiorentina the club most interested in Italy. Meanwhile, the discussion with Benfica is always open regarding an exchange deal involving Florentino Luis.

The Rossoneri’s request is clear: between €25-30million is needed, and that is why the negotiation with Paris Saint-Germain was not successful in the winter window.

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