Tuttosport: Milan could sacrifice €60m midfield duo to fund Donnarumma’s renewal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could sell two midfielders in order to raise the money required to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma a renewal, a report claims.

According to Monday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Milan have come up with a strategy which means they may not have to lose arguably the best player in their squad.

The paper claims that midfield duo Lucas Paquetá and Frank Kessie could both be sacrificed to finance the stay of the Rossoneri goalkeeper, whose will – the newspaper assures – is to stay at Milan.

The knot, however, is his salary: €6million net at present and almost €11.5m gross – a very high figure for the limits imposed by Elliott who would like to set a maximum salary of €2.5million.

The salary item, after the cuts of last January, responds to 80 million euros. Which means that Donnarumma alone weighs 14% of the entire Rossoneri group.

The solution could precisely come from the midfield, with Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura set to leave. As for Paquetá, the club would like to sell regardless, with Paris Saint-Germain, Flamengo and Benfica interested.

As for Kessie, the player is particularly appreciated in the Premier League. His agent spoke of a possible future still at Milanello, but the management is ready to evaluate his transfer even without the Donnarumma issue.

It has been reported that Milan are asking for €35m for Paqueta, while Kessie could leave for €25m.

Tags AC Milan Franck Kessie Gianluigi Donnarumma Lucas Paqueta