Negotiations underway with PSG over Donnarumma, Milan reportedly want much more than €20 million + Areola

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Gianluigi Donnarumma at the end of Milan-Frosinone at Stadio San Siro on May 19, 2019. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Gianluigi Donnarumma is a target of Paris Saint-Germain, but Milan seem to have little interest in Leonardo’s first bid.

News broke last evening that Paris Saint-Germain and Milan have begun negotiations over Gianluigi Donnarumma.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, PSG – who now have Leonardo in charge again, after he left Milan, again – are offering the Rossoneri €20 million plus Alphonse Areola for the 20-year-old.

Di Marzio explained that Gigio is valued at only €50 million because he has just two years remaining on his €6m-per-seaosn contract and at the moment there are no signs of renewal talks between Milan and Mino Raiola – who is of course behind the whole thing and wants his client to move.

Areola is managed by Raiola as well and so he doesn’t want both of his clients to battle for a spot at PSG. The French club values their 26-year-old ‘keeper at €30m. Selling Donnarumma would generate a great capital gain for Milan as he grew up in the Rossoneri Youth Sector. In addition, freeing his salary and that of his brother Antonio would allow the club to reinvest in new players.

Alphonse Areola before Paris Saint-Germain-Monaco at Le Parc des Princes on April 21, 2019. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

According to Antonio Vitiello of Milannews.it, however, the Diavolo want a lot more than the reported €20m plus Areola to let Donnarumma go. In addition, the player himself would like to stay at the club and he too needs to be convinced of heading to France and play for the Ligue 1 Champions.

More updates on this are expected in the coming days. Donnarumma’s future is again in question. Leonardo knows the financial situation of Milan very well and could be taking advantage of it.

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Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago

Leonardo is a leach trying to use his last tenure at our club to his and psgs advantage just as he did with ibra and silva. As much as i liked him as a player i detest him for his lack of loyalty towards ac milan and its fans and im seriously starting to hope his career will go down spiralling as soon as possible. Heartless scumbag can forget about buying donnarumma but he is free to activate susos buyout clause.

Niels8
Niels8
1 year ago

He’s just doing his job.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago
Reply to  Niels8

Niels i know you can argue that and there is some truth to it as well but as a former player, coach and sporting director of the club he is pretty much spitting the fan base in its face by both under bidding and actively ruining this club from the distance. Frankly if i ever meet him i would be tempted to smack him in the face and im propably not the most furious fan around.

Rikimaru Tenchu
Rikimaru Tenchu
1 year ago

Lmao you expect him to throw money at Milan? Its a negotiation and I am sure if the deal happens it would satisfy everyone.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago

His current valuation on transfermarkt is 55 million euros so yes i expect him to offer above that valuation as it actually common practice when talents as big as he is are sold for market price + at the very least a third on top of it in nowadays super inflated market. Offering 20 million + areola is an offensive gesture regardless of what you might think so please keep laughing. A side mark to your comment below in regard of plizzari well as much as i would love to see him in action doesnt mean we should sell gigio… Read more »

Rikimaru Tenchu
Rikimaru Tenchu
1 year ago
Reply to  Niels8

Thank you… when he was trying to sign Rabiot using his PSG connections noone was complaining.

Besides he is doing Milan a favour because we do need to sell and Gigio is the biggest revenue source. This sale has already been planned especially after the recent interviews focusing on Plizarri, I already knew Gigio would likely be sold.

salemoV
salemoV
1 year ago
Reply to  Niels8

i wanna kill him. but in all fairness, u cant blame him for doing his job.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago
Reply to  salemoV

I get the sentiment because it obviously is his job but im propably more in the line of being old school and believes in loyalty and doesnt buy the idea its just buisness as usual. The fact that Leonardo has spend so many years with us and very well knows we are in ffp troubles and tries to low bid us and take advantage of our dire situation is a direct insult towards the club and us the fans and in my view shows exactly what kind of man he is. Im 100% sure Leonardo are fully aware he is… Read more »

CARLOS ZENDEJAS
CARLOS ZENDEJAS
1 year ago

I know its business, but Leonardo is definitely an AC Milan traitor, after the whole Inter situation, we all gave him a second chance, and now this?? If he wants to do best for both clubs, pay much more than $50M and give us solid players from PSG who are on their way out.

EL92
EL92
1 year ago

I don’t think people understand just how great Gigio truly is. Look at Szczensy for example, he didn’t make the jump to elite status until he was 28. Before that, he was capable of great saves but was still so frustrating and couldn’t secure a starting spot at Arsenal. Most keepers follow a similar timeline. Donnarumma started and was brilliant at 16. At the age where most are first starting to get their look at first team action, Gigio has over 140 appearances. He’s not consistently elite but he’s pretty god damn close. What he’s done is so unbelievably special… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago
Reply to  EL92

EL92 100% agree and couldnt have said it better myself.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 year ago
Reply to  EL92

I completely agree, I’ve seen ppl saying they want him out and it’s like do y’all really not get how good he is. We could never afford to buy him if he wasn’t on Milan. We should be selling suso and hakan before even considering gigio. He kept Lopez on the bench and we all know how good Lopez was. We are doing another kaka, selling him for under 100 mil and no with gigio for just 50? Lol this is a joke and Milan clearly hasn’t learned what the team actually needs. Sell players that are not consistent or… Read more »

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  EL92

@EL92….I don’t agree. Donnarumma is not a big loss and we have a very experienced quality goalkeeper in Pepe Reina. Donnarumma is poor with the ball at his feet. We saw that against Napoli after taking a 2-0 lead. Every time we played the ball out from the back we looked like conceding a goal and we did. 3 goals to be exact. We also saw Donnarumma’s poor foot work against Sampdoria when he played the ball directly to defrel’s feet for an easy goal. This was a game we loss 1-0. We missed out on a CL spot by… Read more »

Jomokau
Jomokau
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

@nick So you gonna blame Donna for the Sampdoria loss for a mistake he made in the first minute? We had 90 minutes to equalise. Why dont you blame Romagnoli for the mistakes he made against Empoli and Cagliari which led to goals and us dropping points? Or Cuttone for the last minute golden chance he missed against Torino which cost us points? Show me one goalkeeper regardless of age who doesn’t make mistakes. You keep going on about his poor feetwork, who says that he can’t improve, he’s only 20. A goalkeeper’s main job is to make saves and… Read more »

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Jomokau

Yes I blame Donnarumma. Isn’t it obvious that it was his mistake that cost us the game? What a ridiculous question. Playing from behind away from home is not easy in any of the top 4 European leagues against any of the top 10 teams. Sampdoria finished 9th place. Therefore, going a goal behind is not easy to recover from. Smh. You’re argument makes absolutely no sense. You claim that Donnarumma has the best save % in Serie A last season which is total bullshit. Donnarumma is not a big loss especially if it means that Milan can strengthen the… Read more »

Ink
Ink
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

Yours neither, Nick.
There are few games we lost points due to his mistakes.
And there are several games we salvaged points and won because of his sheer brilliance.
So your argument, is worthless.

EL92
EL92
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

Yes he’s not a perfect keeper, he’s 20 years old ffs. He’s about 8 years away from his prime. He’s gonna make mistakes. Against Samp, we conceded that goal in the 1st minute. We had the full match to recover but we didn’t. Blaming Gigio for that mistake is one thing, but the result of the match is another. Home or away, if you want to be a top 4 team, you have to be able score in these types of games. We bounced back after going down against Atalanta away from home, and they’re better than Samp. You can… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 year ago
Reply to  EL92

@EL92 exactly, ppl are really saying Pepe is what we need going forward lol ppl think Pepe is better than gigio lol just stop. No keeper is better than him at his age and I wouldn’t trade him for any keeper in the world today. He has saved us more than he’s hurt us and like you said we don’t need a keeper who can play from the back. We need him to make saves that leave us speechless. Also most of the time when his passing was “bad”, the team wasn’t giving him any passing lanes. If you pass… Read more »

Jomokau
Jomokau
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

@nick
You are just a pathetic hater, who can’t even answer a simple question, why pick on Donna when others, more experienced players, have made equally costly mistakes?
How about Mussachio’s needless foul on Dybala which cost us a penalty?
You can’t even comprehend a basic math concept such as save % vs total saves made.

phenomenon
phenomenon
1 year ago

Milan’s downfall began by trying to balance the book(sold our best strike(Ibra) and best defender (Silva).. They both loved Milan and truly wanted to stay. Now further downfall looms around with the potential sales of Gigi. Milan should pls stop selling loyal players that want to stay. it’s not helping the club. Stop hurting the team all in the name of balancing book.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago
Reply to  phenomenon

phenomenon even though we won a serie a title in 2011 ill argue it started some years before because when Silvio started loaning expenssive players past their prime like Beckham and even buying old players as well while we should have bought young players and rejuvenated the team. My estimate of when it whent wrong id say around 07-08. If we had folowed a rejuvenation plan and take in mind that we was actually warned about the implementation of ffp several years before it was actually implemented and had we just followed in the footsteps of what Chelsea and city… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 year ago

@martin, absolutely correct. It started in 07 after winning we never invested in youth. And then we started selling our best players that wanted to stay and this is where it got us today. There is not one top team in the world that sells their absolute best players and thinks they can challenge by buying garbage that’s past their prime. Not one team other than Milan has done that and now we are struggling in an extreme way. We are Milan and can attract top players still. We just refuse to do anything about it while selling our best

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 year ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Nathan i agree with what you are saying but i wouldnt say that we didnt make any youth signings but we certainly didnt make enough and those we did make didnt mount to enough both because of injuries (pato) and the fact that we later on changed system and sold (el92) for pennies. My major point is that had we done as Chelsea and city who bought lots of highly talented young players fairly cheap before the implementation of the ffp and loaned some of them out and played some of them then we would have increased their values and… Read more »

nick
nick
1 year ago

I’m definitely in favor of Milan selling Donnarumma and reinvesting the money on some quality players particularly midfield. For every great save Donnarumma makes you get at least one mistake. He’s also very poor at playing the ball with his feet. That is critical in today’s football as the goalkeeper also play as a sweeper. I would rather Milan start Reina and use Plizzari as our 2nd keeper. I’ve had enough of the Donnarumma’s and Raiola. Now is the best time to sell him and get rid of his high salary and useless brother. Donnarumma will not be missed and… Read more »

Jomokau
Jomokau
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

“For every great save Donnarumma makes you get at least one mistake”. That’s a load of bullsh*t, show me one U20 who doesn’t make mistakes and who is better than Donna.
Some of Europe’s current best goalies such as Alisson and Handanovic were unknowns when they were Donna’s age, de Gea was Donna’s age when he joined Man U and he made his share of blunders, just as he did the past season.
Also you clearly missed the stats that show that Donna got the best save % in Serie A last season.

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Jomokau

What source are you getting that bullshit statistics from? I would love to know because your information is wrong and fake news.

Alessio Cragno made the most saves last season with 155 saves. Do you know where Donnarumma was ranked? #8 with a total of 101 saves.

And guess what? Milan is interested in signing Cragno next season if Reina leaves for Juventus. Smh

Ink
Ink
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

% means a different thing, Nick.
It is completely pointless to compare keepers using total shots saved. They most of the time have a defense in front of them who usually prevent shots from being having to be saved by the keeper.
I thought you would know that.

Jomokau
Jomokau
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

@nick
It’s quite easy just Google it before you come here and spout your usual nonsense.

Ink
Ink
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

Let me break it down to you further, Nick.

Donnarumma conceded 31 goals in 36 matches in Serie A [ref. transfermarkt; as]. He saved 101 shots in Serie A [ref. as].
So in total he has faced = 31 + 101 shots = 132 shots
So he has saved (101/132)*100 = 76.51% of the shots

Cragno conceded 54 goals in 38 matches in Serie A [ref. transfermarkt; as]. He made 155 saves in Serie A [ref. as].
So, in total = 54 + 155 = 209 shots faced
So he has saved (155/209)*100 = 74.16% of the shots

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
1 year ago

Lol Leonardo did this last time when he left milan for psg and took ibrahimovic and thiago Silva and now he’s trying to do it again. If we part ways no less that 65m for donnarumma. I’d like him to stay but I understand we need money and also much more needed players in other departments. But sell nobody to psg!

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 year ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

Remember the last time we really need money, we sold are best players and now we are in the position we are in today. I get we need money, but you don’t sell the best goalie in his age range and keep guys like suso, hakan, biglia etc and think we will be successful. We barely missed out on the champions league. That means you keep your best and sell the others

Ink
Ink
1 year ago

Lol. This is even more hilarious than reports of Milan offering 8mil 2 yr loan for Torreira.
100 mil or gtfo.

Ted
Ted
1 year ago

Can’t say I’ll be sorry seeing him leave. He should not act as he did last season, blackmailing the management for a higher salary. Now he doesn’t want to leave. Too little too late, lower your wage to the salary cap of 2.5 millions and I’ll gladly see you stay.

Ashraf
1 year ago
Reply to  Ted

No doubt donaruma the only world class player we got in our team but we need cash to reinforce our midfield + clearance for ffp sh#t and I believe we give them the right price 65 million other ways it will be another drama when we try to renew his contract after one year ( his agent)

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Totally agree. That’s Exactly my point.

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Ted

Exactly. Donnarumma is not a big loss. Not sure why some people are making a big deal about selling him.

I’m not in favor of cash plus player sale. Milan should sell him for no less than 60m. His salary is a burden on Milan wage bill which will help us with FFP.

Ink
Ink
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

Because he is ours. Not Napoli’s, not PSG’s, not Juve’s, not Madrid’s. Ours. A symbol of quality product that Milan can still produce from the youth system. Otherwise we may as well change the team’s name to Inter. It is natural to feel strongly about this.
But well from your blasé attitude from the start, I don’t expect you to understand.
In any case, it is unlikely he will leave.
But if he wants to leave, it should be more than Kepa’s fee.
Arrivederci.

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Ink

Because he’s ours? Donnarumma and Raiola held Milan hostage a few seasons ago so much so that we had to pay him 6m per year and sign his no talent brother to keep him which is why fans threw fake money at him.

But all of a sudden Donnarumma is ours? Unbelievable. How quickly do some of you guys forget. Peace!

Jomokau
Jomokau
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

@nick
It’s ironic that you are demanding 60m for a goalkeeper you called an “overrated fraud”, wow.

Ted
Ted
1 year ago
Reply to  nick

@nick don’t get me wrong I want him to stay and be one of the pillars of the new Milan, he is far from overrated, one of the brightest goalies in circulation with only 20 years but already 3 full seasons in his pocket. Problem is, he choosed his path last season already with his absurd demands. I would rather see Milan sacrifice Suso, Kessie, Castillejo, Laxalt, Biglia even Hakan but until now they don’t have any proper suitors

nick
nick
1 year ago
Reply to  Ted

I get it but Donnarumma is the player we can get the most money for which is why he’s the player that is being sacrificed. That makes sense to me.

Naz
Naz
1 year ago

I’m genuinely shocked that people have a sort of “good riddance” attitude towards news Donnarumma maybe leaving…… how on earth can anyone be happy to hear it? What is wrong with “fans” like that? This phenomenal goal keeper made history by being the youngest #1 ever for our club at just sixteen years old and not just because of a shortage of other keepers or injuries but because he was good enough at that age….. doesn’t that remind you “fans” of anyone else? A certain Paulo Maldini perhaps? He’s made like 150 Seria A appearances already and is the undisputed… Read more »

Roque Senior
Roque Senior
1 year ago

Ooooh Maaan… Soccer are not only kicking the ball. That,s a bussiness, financial healthy, trophy, etc. But everyone have a choice

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
1 year ago

Honestly. Donarumma and the whole squad can stay. Gianpaolo with his experience can surely fit the players in and work with what we have. Some players we have now were stars in their previous clubs before they came to milan. Just because Rino taught them only grinta ways doesn’t mean they are bad. One or 2 more additions is honestly what we’re gonna get with the money we can invest in. So everyone stop tripping. There is no Torreira or Cebalos or who ever your fifa 19 dream buy is. Unless we sell big, ….no one big is coming. And… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 year ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

Exactly, ppl forget about kaka, this is the exact same situation. If he is sold it needs to be 80-100. If he was a Madrid player, or a manc player, he would be worth 200 mill with ease

Eighteen99
Eighteen99
1 year ago

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Terry
Terry
1 year ago

While I am open to a Donnarunma move, that money is too small. If PSG want him, they have to come with minimum 50 – 60 million euros and we don’t need Areola.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
1 year ago

I would be happy to sell all Raiola clients. Of course not for 50m!