Paris Saint-Germain are not giving up on the idea of signing Ismael Bennacer from AC Milan this summer, according to a report.
Bennacer joined from Empoli last summer and has been one of the shining lights in a difficult season for the Rossoneri, earning a spot in the starting XI and never looking back while forming an effective double pivot with Franck Kessie.
It was recently reported by Compétition in Bennacer’s native Algeria that Paris Saint-Germain have told the midfielder’s agent that they are ready to make ‘big financial efforts’ to sign the 21-year-old, with a five-year deal ready amid interest from Man Utd and Man City.
Spanish website Todofichajes.com have confirmed that the Ligue 1 giants are very attentive to players from abroad, and sporting director Leonardo has prioritised the signing of Bennacer as he is considered the perfect replacement for Leandro Paredes.
Contacts between the parties therefore seem set to continue, even if Milan do not want to sell. Milan must also face the face that they are still making sizeable losses, and the opportunity to make a big capital gain on Bennacer – who has a €50m release clause active next year – could be irresistible.