Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb features a piece today on the Gianluigi Donnarumma saga claiming Milan continue to have a hard time when it comes to getting the goalkeeper to agree to a contract extension.
They say the Rossoneri have already sorted a backup plan in case the player doesn’t stay at the club, and that would be the signing of Lille’s Mike Maignan.
The Serie A side, however, wouldn’t have the easiest of paths to get the goalkeeper, and that’s because there’s one other club who have been interested in him for some time: Tottenham Hotspur.
The report claims Spurs have put Maignan at the ‘top of the list’ of targets to replace Hugo Lloris, thus ‘blocking’ him for the future, even if they ‘still haven’t decided’ what to do with the France international come the end of the season.
TuttoMercatoWeb makes it clear there’s still a long way to go until this fight for the signing becomes real, since Milan and Tottenham must still sort their own respective situations involving Donnarumma and Lloris out first.
However, should either side decide they do want to go for Maignan, then Lille will be demanding between €17m and €18m for his transfer, which is highly affordable for either party.