AC Milan have been left surprised by Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo and his stance on Lucas Paqueta, a report claims.
Speculation has been rife regarding the Brazilian since Sunday’s defeat to Atalanta, after which the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio reported that PSG have concrete interest in Paqueta, with negotiations already well underway between the two clubs.
According to Calciomercato.com, the Rossoneri do not consider the Brazilian to be unsellable and in recent days they have had contacts with the PSG to try to enter into a negotiation.
Former sporting director Leonardo – who left for the French capital at the end of last season – is believed to be keen on signing Paqueta for a second time after he helped bring him to Italy from Flamengo in January.
However at present there is a cooling of operations, the report claims. Milan are asking for €40million (even if it is a flexible figure), which is what they spent twelve months ago to buy him.
Leonardo has no intention of matching that valuation though, a choice that has ‘aroused a certain amazement’ at Casa Milan, given that back in January he thought that amount to be fair but it seems that is no longer the case.