Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, signed Paquetá 12 months ago when he held the same position at Milan. At the time, he paid €35 million for his compatriot, via Diario AS, and the Rossoneri would like to recoup as much of that transfer fee as possible if they’re to sell to PSG a year later. However, Leonardo has never committed to more than €20 million for the 22-year-old according to SempreMilan.com.
There’s a €10 million gap between what Milan wants and what PSG is prepared to pay. The solution, according to Tuttosport, via MilanNews.it, could come by way of a player swap.
According to the Italian publication, Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, or Leandro Paredes could be sent to Milan in exchange for Paquetá.
With the recent injury to Marquinhos, I don’t love the idea of losing Herrera as he could play a vital role in the UEFA Champions League given his experience. I think PSG could move on from Draxler and Paredes but whether that will be enough to get the deal over the line remains to be seen.
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