Milan are planning a move for Leandro Paredes.
The Argentina international was signed by Zenit in July 2017 from Roma for a fee of 23 million euros.
Paredes made 53 appearances across all competitions for Zenit, scoring 8 goals and supplying 15 assists in return.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Argentina.
The Argentina international has been in impressive form this season.
Leandro Paredes has represented Argentina at Under-17 level, winning 6 caps and scoring 2 goals, before making his senior international debut in June 2017. As a member of Argentina national football team, Paredes won 6 caps and he scored one goal.
The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Gattuso wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Paredes would be a versatile addition for the AC Milan, having featured at central midfield and in defensive midfield role.
According to the report, “In fact, as quoted by Pellegatti, it seems that Leandro Paredes wishes to leave Zenit in favour of a return to Italy, having left the country almost two years ago. The Argentinian has a contract until 2021 with the Rusian side, which could make a deal more difficult. As always, however, Milan remain very quiet in regards to their transfer market strategies, although some rumours have managed to sneak out. Most of these have also linked Paredes with the San Siro side, further sparking the situation. Given the Rossoneri’s FFP situation, the cost would have to be evaluated. It is believed that Zenit will ask for €25m, having paid €23m when signing the player from Roma.”
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Zenit are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Milan.
Whether he will join Milan or not remains to be seen.