Milan star midfielder Ismael Bennacer reportedly has a €50m release clause in his contract, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City keeping close tabs on the player
PSG have already tried to convince Milan to sell Bennacer earlier in the spring, but the Parisians’ €30m offer was comfortably rejected by the Serie A outfit.
Thomas Tuchel already has Marco Verratti and Idrissa Gueye at his disposal, but he is eager to add another defensive midfielder to an already well-structured squad.
Now, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have also joined the race for the 22-year-old deep-lying playmaker, as they prepare for life after Fernandinho.
As reported by the Sempremilan, Milan will have to sell their prized asset against their will as he has a €50m release clause included in his contract.
Bennacer arrived at the San Siro from Empoli last summer for a reported transfer fee of €16million plus add-ons and has since become a vital first-team player.
Although he endured a torrid start to his career at Milan, the Algeria international rediscovered his best under Stefano Pioli, becoming the metronome of the Rossoneri before the coronavirus pandemic halted the season in Italy.
Bennacer has racked up 20 Serie A appearances for the struggling giants this season, pushing Lucas Biglia down the pecking order.
Since he has become an integral part of Pioli’s plans for the future, the ex-Arsenal youth academy product has never shown a desire to leave the club so far.