Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is getting closer to a move to Everton, which can lead Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Italian giants.
That’s according to CalcioMercato, who cover the situation around Donnarumma today and how Szczesny is involved.
They explain that AC Milan are currently trying to sort out the contract situation around several key players, with the goalkeeper at the top of that list.
He has been their keeper for seven years and is a massive Milan fan, so would like to stay, but his contract is in the hands of agent Mino Raiola.
Last time around, he ‘managed to snatch’ a €6m contract for his client and is now pushing for one worth €7m plus €1m in bonuses, which also includes a €30-35m release clause.
That is something Milan are resisting, and if neither side can find an agreement, he will be forced to leave, and he looks likely to go to Juventus.
Raiola has been in touch, and they are keen because of the ‘imminent exit’ of Szczesny, who is ‘increasingly towards’ the Premier League and Everton in particular.
They have been linked with a €10m move over the past week, with it claimed that the Blues are eyeing him as competition for Jordan Pickford.
That’s a move that would make sense, with the need for a new number one having diminished as Pickford has impressed in the last few months.
Instead, providing him with stern competition in the shape of someone like Szczesny, who is a solid keeper with Premier League experience, is logical for Everton, particularly if it’s relatively cheap.
That seems to be the line they’re going down too, with Szczesny edging closer if the reports in Italy are to be believed.