Report: PSG in Negotiations to Sign €60M Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 20, 2018

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 15:  Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan looks on during the serie A match between AC Milan and SSC Napoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 15, 2018 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa./Getty Images)
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Gianluigi Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola, has reportedly been in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain as he looks to secure the AC Milan goalkeeper a move to the Parc des Princes. 

According to France Football (via Football Italia), PSG are keen to snap up the 19-year-old Italy international, whom they could sign for €60 million (£52.5 million) despite his price tag previously being quoted at around €100 million (£87.5 million).

Milan seem to be preparing for their prized asset's departure, as they have agreed terms to sign veteran stopper Pepe Reina when his Napoli contract expires in the summer, per Football Italia.

There has long been speculation Donnarumma could leave the San Siro following fan criticism amid a contract dispute, per Corriere della Sera (via Goal's Ben Valentine).

The teenager has been Milan's first-choice stopper for the past three seasons and reached 100 Serie A appearances in Saturday's draw with Napoli:

He is one of the best young players in Europe and has the potential to become one of the world's best goalkeepers.

PSG's goalkeeping department, meanwhile, has been lacking for some time. Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp are both decent operators, but neither boasts the world-class quality required for a side with designs on winning the UEFA Champions League.

Donnarumma, though, already has a huge profile, plenty of experience and is only likely to get better. Because of his youth, he also could be a first-team player for PSG for the best part of the next two decades.

It is hardly rare for goalkeepers to continue playing at a high level well into their 30s, so spending £52.5 million on Donnarumma could prove to be a bargain.

If he lives up his potential, Donnarumma could even emulate compatriot Gianluigi Buffon, who is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time.

He would likely be attracted by a move to PSG given their ambitions to be one of Europe's powerhouses, while the French outfit would be sure to offer him a huge contract.

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