• PSG and AC Milan in talks for player exchange
  • Leonardo wants his playmaker in French capital
  • AC Milan will only sell player at the right price

Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly in negotiations with AC Milan for a possible deal that could send midfielder Lucas Paqueta over to the French club.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, as reported by several football sites, the speculated talks are now in progress, calling it “concrete,” with saying the “negotiations are already well underway between the two clubs.”

It is said that the interest to acquire the Brazilian footballer started with team sports director Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo. The 50-year-old former 16-year veteran assumed the PSG position last July after serving as AC Milan’s director for one year.

Football website said that Leonardo could be looking to bring “a natural playmaker” to the team - and no other player could be lurking closer to his mind than the player he himself brought to San Siro in January.

The 22-year-old Paqueta was acquired by the Italian Serie A Club from Flamengo early this year for €38 million and signed a deal that will last until 2023.

But for a reunion to come about, Leonardo has to negotiate with AC Milan which is said to accept an offer if and only if at least €38 million – the same amount the club paid Flamengo – is offered on the table.

“There are no details on the potential transfer fee, although the Rossoneri won’t give any discounts,” the report continued in reference to Di Marzio.

Rossoneri just suffered a 5-0 beating at the hands of Atalanta a day ago, and the performance is said to be an indication that some changes in January are necessary to regain their bearings on the field. One option they could explore is selling a piece; hence, the negotiations with PSG could be the first step.

“Of course, the sale would be a great source of funding for some new signings, which might be why the leadership is considering the opportunity,” the report added.

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