Journalist claims Juventus cannot afford €100m outlay for Milan star – only PSG can

By Oliver Fisher -

Juventus cannot afford the financial outlay that would be required to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan, a journalist has claimed.

With only 77 days remaining until Donnarumma’s contract with Milan expires, there is an increasing amount of media speculation surrounding a potential exit for the goalkeeper, with a number of different teams linked.

Juventus have often been spoken about as a strong contender to land Donnarumma as for years there has been talk of him being the designated heir of Gigi Buffon, and the rumours refuse to go away.

However, the well-known journalist Luca Serafini has spoken to Calciomercato.it about the situation of the Italy international and on a possible renewal, plus the interest of Juventus. According to Serafini, the discussion is still very open but the matter is anything but simple.

“There is nothing better in Italy than Donnarumma. He has an offer from Milan of €8-10m [net per season], but Raiola is acting by trial and error. For example, Juventus could also be just an agent’s strategy,” he said.

“Raiola wants a commission of around 20 million to take Gigio away from Milan at no cost. He also asks for a very high salary. For Juventus it would be an operation worth around 100 million in total. Really too many, the Bianconeri cannot afford them at the moment.”

However, Serafini believes that it is not Juve that Milan should be worried about as there is a club abroad that are actively interested.

“On him there is only PSG. They are the only ones who are considering the salary even if they have not made formal offers. Milan does not want to fall into contractual traps and blackmail, but they also know that someone like Donnarumma gives you 12 points a season. The problem is always linked to Raiola’s commissions, the answer to Milan’s offer has not yet arrived. I know for sure that Gigio wants to stay with the Rossoneri.”


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