AC Milan have made midfielder Lucas Paqueta available this month, a report claims, and have even set an asking price for his departure.
The Brazil international continues to be linked with an exit having lost his spot in the starting XI for the time being, and recent reports in the media have heavily linked Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo with a swoop for his compatriot, with interest from Bayern Munich also touted.
We reported via our transfer expert Vito Angele earlier this month that Paqueta does not seem to fall in Milan’s plans at the moment, meaning talks with PSG can go ahead.
Angele also told us that the plan of Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban would be to sell Paqueta and then go and buy a central midfielder.
According to the latest from La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – Milan are playing hard ball with their former sporting director.
The paper reports that while Paqueta is on the market after only one year at the club, the Diavolo are asking Leonardo and PSG for all of the €35million they forked out to sign him from Flamengo a year ago.
Interestingly, Flamengo asked about the potential of bringing the 22-year-old back on loan, but this was immediately rejected by Maldini and Boban. PSG have also stepped aside due to the asking price, meaning the Brazilian’s future remains a mystery.