CM: Elliott’s Paqueta dilemma – Milan’s firm stance and what his agents have been told

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have set a strong stance regarding the future of midfielder Lucas Paqueta amid an offer from Paris Saint-Germain in January, a report claims.

Paqueta has been the centre of a storm over the past couple of weeks, since it was confirmed he would not be called up by head coach Stefano Pioli for Friday’s trip to face Brescia at the request of the Brazil international.

There have been widespread reports suggesting Paqueta is struggling with life away from the pitch which is not being helped by the fact he is out of favour at present with the Rossoneri.

According to Fabrizio Romano of Calciomercato.com, Milan chose to keep Paqueta rather than selling him in January as Elliott Management were in no mood to make a loss on an investment which cost them €35m a year ago.

Leonardo wanted to reunite with him in Paris but never went beyond an offer in the region of €20-22m, deemed unsatisfactory by Milan.

Interestingly, the report adds that the Rossoneri don’t intend to try and offload Paqueta for a minimal fee in the summer either. The leadership has always been clear with the Paqueta and his agent in that, as a matter of principle, they will only sell if the right offer arrives.

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