Il Giornale: Milan’s stance on €40m man hardens – they are unhappy with Leonardo

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have hardened their stance on Lucas Paqueta, a report claims, amid speculation Leonardo and Paris Saint-Germain will try and sign him.

Following Sunday’s 5-0 loss to Atalanta, Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that PSG have concrete interest in Paqueta, with talks already underway between the two clubs over a potential deal.

Fabrizio Romano then reported that Paqueta is not opposed to the move, with the Rossoneri having set an asking price of €35m, before MilanNews24 touted the idea of a swap deal involving Julian Draxler.

According to an update il Giornale though – as cited by MilanNews.it – Milan have decided to toughen their stance on the idea of letting the Brazilian leave due to one key reason.

The paper claims that the Rossoneri leadership see the advances of PSG sporting director Leonardo as an attempt to exploit the misfortunes of his former club and try to get a discount in the process.

Milan will not come to the negotiating without an offer around the almost €40m (€38.4m) they paid to Flamengo in January, the report claims.

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