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AC Milan plotting Paqueta-Paredes swap deal with PSG

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Lucas Paqueta is likely to leave AC Milan in the upcoming summer window and the Rossoneri have plans to negotiate a swap deal with PSG for Paredes.

Lucas Paqueta is likely to leave AC Milan in the upcoming summer transfer market.

Already in January, Milan were open to accepting offers for the 22-year-old but none of them met the valuations of the club’s hierarchy.

The asking price for Paqueta was set at €30m but no club was ready to pay that much considering the Brazilian has been below par this season.

However, Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, remains a great admirer of Paqueta, as he was also the one who brought him to Milan in January 2019. 

According to Tuttosport via Milanlive.it, a swap deal could be on the cards which would bring the former Flamengo man to Paris, with Leandro Paredes going the other way.

For Paredes, it would be a return to Serie A, given that he has already played for the likes of Roma and Empoli during a stint in the Serie A.

But, as pointed out by the Turin-based paper, there could be a problem related to the salary of the midfielder, who earns about €7.3 million gross per season in the capital of France.

The player would have to lower his salary for a move to the San Siro to materialize.

Paqueta has featured in 17 league appearances for Milan this term, totaling 872 minutes.