Saturday June 6 2020
Fiorentina and Benfica call Paqueta

Fiorentina and Benfica are eager to give Milan flop Lucas Paqueta a new adventure, but would prefer it to be a loan with option to buy.

The Brazilian turns 23 in August and has struggled to make an impact since his €39m plus bonuses move from Flamengo in January 2019.

A summer exit is likely, but the Rossoneri want to get back most if not all of the money spent on the player.

According to Tuttosport, Sky Sport Italia and more, Fiorentina are asking to have Paqueta on a two-year loan with option to buy in 2022.

Milan would much prefer to have some kind of guarantee that the Viola will eventually pay for his services.

As for Benfica, they too are baulking at the asking price and want a discount, but would be more open to paying upfront.

The Italians are already pursuing Florentino Luis from Benfica, but the two transfer values are too different to be considered as part of a swap deal.