PSG linked with Milan star

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Lucas Paqueta is targeting Serie A glory.

Sporting director Leonardo is reportedly keen for Paris Saint-Germain to sign AC Milan starlet Lucas Paqueta in January.

The 50-year-old Brazilian knows all about his young compatriot, having worked at the San Siro until last summer when he left Milan to return to the Parc des Princes.

Leonardo was involved in the deal to bring the 22-year-old to Italy in January this year, with Milan paying £31m to Flamengo for his services.

Midfielder Paqueta scored 10 goals from 32 league appearances for Rubro-Negro to earn his Italian move and it seems as though Leonardo wants to reunite with the Rio de Janeiro-born ace.

Sky Sport Italia are reporting that PSG will look to move in the new year, with the talented schemer currently frustrated by a lack of game time at the Serie A giants.

He has made just two starts for the Rossoneri having enjoyed 12 during the second half of last season.

It remains to be seen if Milan are willing to play ball having forked out a large sum to lure him from Brazil.

Stefano Pioli is now in charge of Milan and it may be that the youngster does see more action but Paris could be an outlet for him if things do not improve.

The Ligue 1 giants would not have any problems with the fee while Neymar’s future is still very much up in the air with rumours that Barcelona will return with a new offer in January and there may be a route to the first team.

One of the issues in Milan is that Paqueta has been increasingly used in a deeper holding position away from his usual attacking berth in the centre of the park and he would need assurances from PSG before making any switch.