Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan have reportedly opened negotiations for the Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma, but the agreement is still far away
With Gianluigi Buffon heading towards Juventus return, the Parisians are keen on signing a high-profile goalkeeper to challenge Alphonse Areola for the starting spot.
The 20-year-old Italy international is PSG’s long-held dream, and with the return of Leonardo, the reigning Ligue 1 holders have made Donnarumma a top priority for the summer.
The former Milan sporting director is eager to lure the highly-rated goalkeeper away from San Siro and is hopeful he can make it with Mino Raiola’s assistance.
While Raiola works around the clock to persuade his client to move to France, the youngster now wants to remain in his boyhood club, unlike two years ago, when he was the one pushing for the sale.
However, the Rossoneri’s stance has changed following the Europa League ban, and they are now looking to cash in on their prized asset.
PSG’s first formal offer of €20m plus Areola has still failed to impress Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini, who intend to collect at least €50m from Donnarumma’s sale.
The negotiations are still in progress, and the French heavyweights are expected to present an improved offer in the coming days.