Lucas Paqueta’s performances for Lyon have garnered interest from two Premier League sides, and a transfer could have a knock-on effect for Milan, according to a new report.
The ex-Milan midfielder has proven a hit for Lyon and could be the next big name to be sold by the club if the correct offer arrives.
The Chronicle (via Calciomercato.com) report that Newcastle and Arsenal are prepared to battle it out to secure Paqueta, who Lyon value at £58m/€70m.
Crucially, Calciomercato.com state that Milan have a 15% sell-on clause inserted into Paqueta’s contract, ensuring them a handy bonus from the profits should the 24-year-old be sold.
If Arsenal and Newcastle do battle it out to secure Paqueta, the transfer fee is unlikely to be a small one, meaning the Rossoneri could benefit significantly.
Paqueta signed for Milan from Flamengo in 2019, but left for Lyon the following summer, signing a five year contract.