CM: PSG confident of keeping 18-year-old star despite sizeable offer from Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Paris Saint-Germain believe they can secure the long-term future of defender Tanguy Kouassi despite a sizeable offer from Milan, a report claims.

The Rossoneri have been repeatedly linked with a move for the 18-year-old over the last few weeks as they have seemingly sensed an opportunity to bolster their ranks with the signing of a talented young centre-back on a free transfer.

As Calciomercato.com notes, Kouassi has yet to sign his first professional contract with the Rossoneri, and his current one is due to expire on June 30.

This is a situation that obviously appeals to several clubs – including AC Milan and Leipzig – who have moved to try and secure his signing. The player’s agents do not want him to stay in Paris, convinced that the boy could find little space under Thomas Tuchel’s guidance.

Ralf Rangnick considers Kouassi to be a top prospect and tried to sign him for Leipzig previously, with the teenager impressed by the German’s vision for him.

Milan then moved given Rangnick’s probable arrival as manager, offering Kouassi a five-year contract worth €1million a year plus bonuses. However, Tanguy’s family would prefer him to stay in Paris where he was born and raised.

Leonardo has improved the offer to his agents he could now sign his first professional contract with the PSG until 2025. PSG remain confident that he will commit his long-term future to the club, but Milan remain ready to pounce.

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