Mediaset: Barcelona could indirectly unlock Milan’s market with signing of €30m winger

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s transfer market revolves around finding a destination for Lucas Paqueta, a report claims, with three clubs apparently interested.

SportMediaset report that Milan’s incoming mercato is blocked at the moment as Paqueta must first be sold in order to afford further outlays.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder is not part of Pioli’s plans, who has already given his green light to a sale, but so far there have only been requests for information and no offers.

Milan are asking for at least €22-23m to avoid recording a capital loss, but Barcelona could indirectly help Milan. The Catalans are ready to buy Depay for €30million, and Lyon would have the money needed to sign Paquetà for head coach Rudi Garcia.

In the last few days, Real Betis and Valencia have also shown interest, but at the moment it seems Lyon are the most likely destination after the previous deals which saw Kalulu and Tatarusanu move to the Rossoneri. 

Milan want to sell to obtain a final bit of cash to invest to complete the squad. Until fresh liquidity arrives, the latest incoming transactions will be blocked. Rade Krunic’s move to Freiburg is on hold until after the Europa League preliminaries.

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