Paris Saint-Germain have been surprisingly quiet this offseason, but now that the storm of the Premier League transfer window is part of the past, Les Parisiens are ready to start signing players and they plan on doing so in a big way.
PSG have put their attention on two Serie A stars to reinforce their ranks next season. It was already reported that they were looking to sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus and now have reignited their interest in Milan’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Dybala was on the verge of completing a move to Tottenham this week, but everything fell apart at the last minute due to his wage demands and image rights.
Now, the Mail claim that PSG are set to pay Paulo his incredible wages of £11m-a-season to bring him to Paris, with Juventus open to selling due to Maurizio Sarri not wanting him in his squad. PSG sporting director Leonardo called Dybala personally to let him know of the offer, assuring him that he would be a key figure in the side after Neymar’s departure.
Juventus will demand a fee of around £75 million for Dybala, but the Serie A champions need to find a replacement for the Argentinian after striking out on the chance to land their main target Romelu Lukaku, who joined rivals Inter.
On the other end, PSG are again being linked with Gianluigi Donnarumma, with reports suggesting Milan have set a €60 million cash-only asking price for their young star. Sport Mediaset and La Gazzetta dello Sport state that the French side is readying an offer for Donnarumma, although Milan would only accept cash and not Alphonse Areola in a potential deal.
PSG Coach Tuchel held a Press conference in which he confirmed Neymar is not in the squad to face Nimes tomorrow, while he was asked about this whole goalkeeper situation.
“It’s up to Areola to prove he’s worthy of the Number 1 slot now, to show he can improve and take responsibility, but obviously a club like PSG will always be alert on the transfer market.”
After that, Tuchel was asked specifically about the Donnarumma rumors in the French and Italian media.
“I do not talk about players from other clubs.”
After both Gianluigi Buffon and Kevin Trapp left the club, PSG have started the search for a new goalie, and now everything points out that Donnarumma could be making his way to the Parc des Princes shortly.