Juventus could be set to include one of their centre-backs in a bid for Gianluigi Donnarumma next summer, a report claims.
Donnarumma was heavily linked with a move to PSG over the summer but ended up remaining at Milan, and now attentions have turned to his contract renewal.
The 20-year-old’s current deal expires in 2021 and he currently earns the most out of any Milan player at €6m-a-year, but a number of sources have claimed that Elliott Management are not keen on giving him a pay rise.
Sky Italia (via Calciomercato.com) then reported that Juventus are monitoring the situation surrounding Donnarumma ahead of a potential move.
Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanNews.it – have offered an update by claiming that a renewal will be ‘very complicated’ given the salary issue, and that Juve have already taken the ‘first steps’ to ‘try and get their hands’ on him.
The report adds that the Bianconeri are willing to add a counterpart into the deal to make it a player-plus-cash offer, with the most likely candidates being Merih Demiral and Daniele Rugani, both valued at €40m as per il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews.it).
However, just as it was last time during contract talks, Donnarumma’s will is the key.