It seems as though AC Milan have some good leverage in negotiations over Gianluigi Donnarumma’s renewal due to a lack of suitors, a report claims.
According to MilanNews, the only interested clubs are Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus, and there is a reason why each could almost be counted out of the race.
Starting with PSG, Keylor Navas is their established No.1 and has a contract until 2023 at €7m per season, so even if he is 35 it seems the Ligue 1 side could not have two keepers on such a salary.
Chelsea have a different situation, with Edouard Mendy and Kepa (both with contracts until 2025). The Londoners could let the Spaniard leave on loan as they are unlikely to sell a man they paid €80m for, but Mendy is doing well and was only signed last summer.
City are a superpower, but in goal there is already a top goalkeeper in Ederson who is under contract until 2025, with a salary close to €10m net per season, so it is unthinkable to add Gigio.
Finally, Juventus are a name that will not go away but Szczęsny renewed last year at around €7m net per season. The Pole is an excellent goalkeeper and earns a lot, which is why the Bianconeri – given their financial difficulties – may have to reserve resources for other roles.
Therefore, in order for Donnarumma to be able to join one of these teams, a carousel of goalkeepers is needed that is not very likely, given the financial situation in which the football movement finds itself.
Milan’s offer to Gigio – about €8m net per year – should be enough given the aforementioned. It is possible the 22-year-old could get the €10-12m requests if there was an auction with several big clubs all that needed a goalkeeper, but that is a scenario eons away from the current one.