Chelsea and Man United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘is close to signing a £50M five-year contract with PSG’ after failing to agree a new contract with AC Milan… from Jose Mourinho
- PSG reportedly close to completing Gianluigi Donnarumma signing
- Donnarumma will leave AC Milan if his contract expires later this month
- The Italian goalkeeper is reported to have agreed to a five-year contract
- While a deal is yet to be confirmed, Donnarumma can be loaned out
- L’Equipe reports Roma are in pole position to beat him for a season
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly close to completing the free signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma’s eight-year stint with AC Milan comes to an end this summer after the highly regarded goalkeeper failed to negotiate new terms with the Italian club.
And now the 22-year-old is on the cusp of moving to PSG as a free agent, with the Paris side beating Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United on his signature.
PSG are reportedly close to completing Gianluigi Donnarumma’s free signing (pictured)
According to Sky SportsPSG have offered Donnarumma a five-year deal worth £10m (€12m) a year plus add-ons, making him one of the world’s highest paid players in his position.
The report goes on to claim that Donnarumma could undergo his medical check while he is employed by the national team with Italy for Euro 2020, with any medical examinations required to be carried out at their training base in Coverciano before the tournament starts.
Donnarumma looks set for France with PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi in charge of the move to take him to the Parc des Princes, but reports in France claim the Italian will be on loan again immediately given the surplus of goalkeepers already is at the club. .
PSG’s current No. 1 Keylor Navas recently extended his contract and will be with the club until 2024. His understudy, Sergio Rico, is also on contract until 2024 and was only bought last summer, so a move to Donnarumma looks like one for the future.
Donnarumma will leave Milan as a free agent after letting his deal expire later this month
Should he go to PSG, Donnarumma could be immediately loaned out to give him minutes of reports in France suggesting Jose Mourinho’s (above) Roma are in pole position to get him.
According to L’EquipeDonnarumma would not want to sit on the bench for a season and could therefore be loaned out.
Roma, who is looking for a goalkeeper, would be the most likely destination for the Italian, as Jose Mourinho has already personally contacted the 22-year-old in a bid to entice him to join him next season.
Juventus, which were interested in Donnarumma, left talks to sign him after being put off by the player’s huge wage demands, and were unwilling to go over £8million (€10million) per season.
Milan have already secured Donnarumma’s replacement, with Lille’s Mike Maignan completing his transfer at the end of May, just days after helping the French club clinch an unlikely Ligue 1 title.
Speaking of Donnarumma’s departure last month, AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini said: “Gigio was a leader and often the captain. People sometimes don’t realize what it means to be a professional, it means being ready to change clubs.
Milan CEO Paolo Maldini claimed Donnarumma’s departure is ‘hard to accept’
“It’s hard to accept, I realize, but it’s also getting harder and harder to see a career in one team. We must respect those who have given so much to Milan and remember that Donnarumma did not disrespect us.
‘It can happen that you sometimes have to take different paths. I can only wish him the best.’
The Italy international, who arrived in 2013, made his first-team debut in 2015, when he was just 16, and went on to play 251 games for them in all competitions.