AC Milan’s incoming market is being partially blocked by the club’s inability to sell Lucas Paqueta, according to a report.
Speculation has been rife in the media suggesting that Milan are looking to sell Paqueta after a poor second season at San Siro.
In recent weeks, rumours have suggested that he could be part of a swap deal with Fiorentina or Benfica, as Milan are interested in Nikola Milenkovic and Florentino Luis. However, these tracks have seemingly cooled down as of late.
Thursday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports that no offers have arrived for Paqueta. The attacking midfielder – who turns 23 today – was close to being sold in January and did not exactly rescue his situation in the time after.
Milan’s idea would be to sell Paquetà by inserting him in a swap deal or by letting him leave even on a paid loan, to free a spot in the squad.
However, the lack of interest in the ex-Flamengo star definitively slows down Milan’s incoming market, especially in the attacking roles.
Without the sale of Paquetà, Milan will not be able to make moves for budgetary reasons, so the only signing for the attack could be that of Brahim Diaz, who looks set to arrive on loan with option to buy from Real Madrid.