Chelsea and Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘close to agreeing five-year deal with PSG’ after AC Milan allow goalkeeper to leave for FREE after failing to renew his contract
- PSG are reportedly close to completing the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma
- Donnarumma will leave AC Milan when his contract expires later this month
- Reports claim the Italian goalkeeper has agreed to join on a five-year deal
- Chelsea, Man United and Juventus were also interested in the 22-year-old
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly close to completing the free signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma’s eight-year spell with AC Milan will come to an end this summer after the highly-rated goalkeeper failed to agree new terms with the Italian club.
And now the 22-year-old is due to join PSG as a free agent, with the Parisian side beating the likes of Chelsea, Juventus and Manchester United to his signature.
PSG are reportedly close to completing the free signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma (pictured)
According Sky Sports, PSG have offered Donnarumma a five-year deal worth £10million (€12m) a year plus add-ons, which will see him become the French club’s new No 1.
The report goes on to claim that Donnarumma could undergo his medical while he’s away on national team duty with Italy for Euro 2020, with any medicals to be conducted at their Coverciano training base before the tournament kicks off.
Juventus abandoned talks to sign the goalkeeper after being put off by the player’s mammoth wage demands, and were unwilling to go above £8m (€10m) per season.
Donnarumma will leave Milan as a free agent after letting his deal run down later this month
Jose Mourinho was also hoping to tempt Donnarumma to his new club Roma, with the Special One said to have personally contacted the Italy international about a joining him in the capital.
However, Donnarumma looks set for France with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi spearheading the move to bring him to the Parc des Princes, despite the fact that Keylor Navas recently renewed his contract with the club.
Milan have already secure Donnarumma’s replacement, with Lille’s Mike Maignan completing his move at the end of May just days after helping the French club wrap up an unlikely Ligue 1 title.
Speaking about Donnarumma’s departure last month, Maldini said: ‘Gigio was a leader and often the captain. People sometimes don’t realise what it means to be a professional, it means you must be ready to change club.
Milan chief executive Paolo Maldini claimed Donnarumma’s departure is ‘difficult to accept’
‘It’s difficult to accept, I realise, but it’s also increasingly difficult to see a career in one team. We must respect those who gave so much to Milan and remember Donnarumma did not lack respect for us.
‘It can happen that at times you have to take different paths. I can only wish him the best.’
Having arrived in 2013, the Italy international made his first-team debut in 2015, aged just 16, and went on to make 251 appearances for them across all competitions.