GdS: Why Paqueta has no intention of leaving Milan despite €40m PSG links

By Oliver Fisher -

PSG director Leonardo is interested in a move for Lucas Paqueta but a move remains difficult for the Ligue 1 side, a journalist has claimed.

Leonardo left his role as the Rossoneri’s sporting director in May in order to secure a return to Paris Saint-Germain.

It took less than a month for him to be linked with a raid on his former club, as a report in June claimed that Leonardo was considering a move Paqueta.

The Brazilian was brought to the San Siro from Flamengo by his compatriot for €35million back in January and has made 22 appearances since for the Diavolo.

Rumours went quiet, but then on Monday Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that the PSG chief is interested in the idea of signing Paqueta.

Then SportMediaset – as cited by – went one further yesterday by reporting that a €40m bid is being readied to test Milan’s resolve.

Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has claimed that although Leonardo does indeed think highly of the 22-year-old, there have to date been no contacts with his agent Eduardo Uram about a move to PSG.

He adds that the Brazilian is happy at Milan, and the change of coach has convinced him that he will return to being a protagonist at the club.

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