Milan Braces For €130M Raid By Former Sporting Director

Three AC Milan players could soon exchange their red and black kits for the blue, red, and white of Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Tuttosport (via ParisFans), PSG has targeted Ismaël Bennacer, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Lucas Paquetá as potential signings this offseason.

Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, held the same position last season with Milan and actually played a major role in signing Paquetá from Flamengo in January of 2019. Donnarumma was already at the club and Bennacer was brought in after Leonardo departed for the French capital last summer.

It’s been reported that Bennacer has a release clause of €50 million (PSG had a €30 million offer rejected) and Donnarumma would likely be sold for that figure as well considering his contract expires in 2021 and he’s yet to sign an extension. Milan signed Paquetá for €35 million and Tuttosport believes the Rossoneri would let him leave for around €25-€30 million, meaning all three would cost the Ligue 1 champions approximately €130 million in transfer fees.

I could see PSG making a move for Donnarumma at €50 million. They need a second keeper behind Keylor Navas and the Italy international would be the unquestioned successor to Navas and PSG’s goalkeeper of the future.

Bennacer is another player I really like but PSG faces competition from Manchester City for his signature. I don’t think PSG needs Bennacer and Paquetá, so Leonardo will likely make a decision between the two. If I had to guess, he would prefer Paquetá who he recruited to Milan in the first place.

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