L’Equipe: Milan eagerly watch on as West Ham reach €60m in Paqueta negotiations

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan are following the Lucas Paqueta with great interest as they are entitled to 15% of the transfer fee. And it looks like the fee paid by West Ham will be a rather significant one, at least based on the latest reports. 

Lyon have stood firm on their demands during the negotiations and this is indeed good news for Milan. When the Rossoneri sold Paqueta almost two years ago now, they included a 15% resale clause in the deal.

According to the reliable L’Equipe, West Ham have accelerated in the last few hours and only a few details remain in the negotiations with Lyon. The final transfer fee is likely to be around €60m including bonuses, which is great news for Milan.

Granted that the bonuses aren’t certainties, Milan should perhaps do their calculations based on €50m or so, which would be €7.5m (thanks to 15% clause). A figure that could be used by the Rossoneri to boost the midfield. In short, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are eagerly watching on.

Edit: Milan are entitled to 15% of the profit, i.e. the difference between what Lyon paid and then sold Paqueta for. 15% of €40m it should be, therefore.

Tags AC Milan Lucas Paqueta Lyon West Ham


  1. Epl clubs are playing with monopoly money.
    The sums thrown around for some average and below average players is maddening.
    Milan is one of the few clubs that hasn’t benefited yet from EPL crazy spending, maybe Cutrone sale

    1. The football world needs salary caps for clubs before it’s too late. It works well in the US for several different sports and it can work in Europe as well.

      1. That’s what the biggest clubs in Europe are trying to do with the Super league. But most fans got upset that they will destroy football not realizing that EPL is already financially Super league.
        In the current set up of football salary cap will never happen . Only in a one league system that can work

  2. Pioli created a big loss for Milan on Paqueta.

    Lyon will sell for 60million plus.

    Milan used scarce Funds to buy De katelere

    Milan will not benefit as such as should from Paqueta sale.

    Too bad that some people don’t see this problem from Pioli.

    I strongly believe that the scudetto win is down to the players especially the real coach Ibra.

    I also believe that the drop in Competition made Milan Scuddeto winners last season

    1. Every manager has his faults. No one is perfect. Pioli brought us the scudetto with “not-that-amazing” roster and has one of the best stats for all-time Milan coaches even though Ancelotti, Sacchi etc had waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better players available.

      1. Agree. I am old enough to remember the team in the mid 90’s and onwards, and as you say, they had much better players. I was thinking about this the other day, the team with Kaka, Scheva and inzaghi up front. No player in our squad would get in that team today. Maybe only Theo if he wasnt playing in the same position as Maldini.

        Personally i think Theo is our best player, and arguably only world class player. Unfortunately for him, in Milan history he competes against the best left back ever.

        1. Yeah. Maldini has set the bar way too high but I’d say Theo is the 2nd best LB Milan has had since I started following them (in 1989).

          I can think one (and only one) from current squad who could fit in Sacchi’s, Capello’s & Ancelotti’s teams: Maignan. It might be too early to declare that but if he continues where he left off last season, he will be the best GK Milan has had for 30 years.

          1. bb, I’ve been a fan since around the same time (1991), and supported Napoli for a few years before that because of Maradona (that era’s Ronaldo/Messi for you kids) when I was 6-9 y/o, so I also know the players throughout the last four decades well. I agree that Theo is the 2nd best LB we’ve had after Maldini in that time, but we also haven’t had that many LBs since Maldini occupied that position for about half the time! That said I think Theo would have made the bench as Maldini’s no. 2. I do have fond memories of Janku though. Maignan I think would also have made the cut, but I rate SuperSeba and Abbiati (for now) above him, the latter being one of our most underrated players during this period. BTW, I was at the San Siro in Nov 1999 when Rossi got a spot start against Parma a the after having lost his place to Abbiati the prior season and he saved a pen to preserve the lead for the win. The reaction from the curva and the player was electrifying. Check it out on youtube (find the game highlights).

          2. @Vero Rossonero You are forgetting Serginho.
            He wasn’t the physical athlete Theo is but he was also very fast and way more technically skilled than Theo is.
            I think Theo over the last couple years has gotten better defensively than Serginho ever was but Serginho could play anywhere along the left side. He came in as LWB under Zaccheroni, played also as a LW , a 2nd striker, few games as a 10 and finished his career as a LB.
            unfortunately he came to Europe too late, i think he was already 28. But he was a joy to watch especially playing opposite Cafu .
            I still don’t understand how those Milan teams of the 2000’s won only 1 scudetto under Ancelotti

    2. Even your moniker shows you are a bitter INTERMERDA fan bent on wasting the rest of your life trolling on Milan pages….

      We sincerely hope you heal from the madness ingrained on you by the dark spirit of SHINTER, however, you have no hope….

      Keep watching this page and i promise you might d** of shock or internally generated explosion due to SHINTER RAGE…..

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