MN: Paqueta to PSG – The minimum economic conditions for Milan to negotiate

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan do not consider Lucas Paqueta unsellable amid interested from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, a report claims.

After Milan lost 5-0 away at Atalanta on Sunday, Gianluca Di Marzio dropped the bombshell that PSG have concrete interest in Paqueta, with negotiations already well underway between the two clubs.

The, an update arrived on Monday morning from Fabrizio Romano who claimed that Paqueta is not opposed to the move, with the Rossoneri having set an asking price of €35m.

Now, MilanNews.it’s Pietro Mazzara has given his take on the situation, reflecting on the operation that saw the midfielder arrive for €38.4m back in January and caused UEFA to ask for an explanation from Milan, given their FFP situation.

The report claims that the Milan leadership do not consider Paqueta unsellable, but they have specific economic demands for a deal to take place.

The player, on the balance sheet which closed on 30 June this year, had a residual value of €33.6m with an annual depreciation of €4.2m due to amortisation.

In January, the Rossoneri must have a net spend of zero, which does not rule out signings but rather means that the sum of purchases minus the sum of sales must be zero or below.

Therefore, taking into account another €2.1million amortization for the semester July-December, here Milan will not be able to sell Paquetà in January for less than €31.5m without making a net loss.

The outlet continues by stating that €35m plus bonuses is the starting asking price, and now it is up to Leonardo and PSG to make a concrete move.

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