Tuttosport: Juventus relying on two factors in Donnarumma pursuit – Arsenal or Chelsea could help

By Oliver Fisher -

There are two things that must happen before Juventus can launch a concrete attempt for Gianluigi Donnarumma, a report claims.

According to this morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Juve need to sell Wojciech Szczesny before Donnarumma becomes a realistic target because he earns €6.5-7m net per season. The request for the 31-year-old Poland international is around €20m, with the likes of Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and Arsenal all keen. Borussia Dortmund are also thinking, but Szczesny would need to take a substantial pay cut.

Szczesny meanwhile is very happy with his family in Turin and his contract does not expire until June 2024. It is clear that, without his sale, Juve would not be able to finalise the Donnarumma deal.

A second important condition for the Juventus club is to qualify for the next Champions League because Donnarumma would require a huge investment when factoring in salary and commissions, sustainable only if the UEFA prize money arrives.

Raiola is asking for €10m net per season which in gross is double, therefore Juventus are reflecting, especially because the agent also wants commissions that are double figures in terms of millions. For Milan, a bridge solution has not been ruled out with a renewal until June 2023 at around €8m net.

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