Fiorentina turned down a straight swap between Nikola Milenkovic and Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta, claim reports, demanding €40m cash instead.
According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, the offer was made by the Rossoneri, hoping to make the most of January attempts to sign Paqueta.
However, the Viola were unimpressed, have since turned to other targets and don’t believe Paqueta is worth the same as Milenkovic.
Instead, they are requesting €40m in cash, which can then be used to sign a suitable replacement in defence.
Milan are by no means alone in their pursuit of the 22-year-old Serbia international.
He has also been linked with Inter and several Premier League clubs.
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