Lucas Paqueta was going through a season to forget before the forced stop of Serie A and he will look to redeem himself when the Italian league resumes later this month. Nevertheless, rumours are still circulating about his very likely departure from the San Siro in the coming months.
The most expensive purchase of the Elliott era now has about 50 days to change his story at AC Milan. With matches every three days until August, there will certainly be room for him in this final rush. But he will have to take this opportunity, or else a departure seems quite inevitable.
As reported by Tuttosport (via milanlive.it) today, Fiorentina and Benfica remain interested in the player and are monitoring the situation with attention.
The Tuscan club would like to borrow the Brazilian for two years with an option to purchase him outright later on. However, Milan would only be open to an obligatory purchase, rather than an option.
On the other hand, the Portuguese club considers Paqueta’s salary too high and the possibility of a swap deal including Florentino Luis is increasingly unlikely, considering the fact that the valuations of both players differ between the clubs. Thus, it will be necessary to negotiate individually for both players.