PSG transfer news: Donnarumma interest, Arsenal's Kurzawa enquiry and more - 11 May 2018
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PSG's serious interest in Gianluigi Donnarumma
According to recent reports, PSG are seriously considering a move to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The club are of the view that the young Italian would cement a place as their first-choice for the foreseeable future given his potential to be one of the world's best in years to come.
Alphonse Areola has a tendency to make too many goalkeeping mistakes and critics believe he's not of the highest quality, despite being capable at a competitive level.
They have also been linked with Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, whose long-term future remains uncertain at Stamford Bridge. However the 19-year-old represents a cheaper alternative, one who is also significantly younger in comparison too.
A transfer fee in the region of £35m-40m was mentioned, which comes as no surprise given the level of discontent that some Milan supporters have for the Italian after the controversy surrounding his existing deal last summer.
However, the club are still waiting to hear back about Financial Fair Play, which is a major stumbling block in regards to the possibility of a deal being struck.
Reports: Arsenal enquire about Layvin Kurzawa
Nacho Monreal, at 32, is reaching the end of his peak years as a professional. Arsenal feel they need to strengthen across their backline and despite promising signs from Sead Kolasinac this term, they have reportedly contacted Layvin Kurzawa's entourage to sound out the possibility of a move this summer.
They are not the only team said to be interested in his services, though the Gunners' interest level is believed to be highest at present especially at an asking price of €25m.
The 25-year-old, who joined the Ligue 1 champions in the summer of 2015, has only made 28 appearances across all competitions this term - which he'll undoubtedly be disappointed with.
Whether or not he can be persuaded into making a move to England's top-flight remains to be seen though.
Surprise move for Casemiro on the cards?
PSG's South American contingent was discussed as another genuine factor in helping persuade him into joining them last summer and the same could occur again this year, as Real Madrid's Casemiro has been linked.
The defensive midfielder has grown in stature and earned more praise for his performances since returning from a successful loan spell at Porto in 2015.
So much so that alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the 26-year-old has established himself as a mainstay under Zinedine Zidane at the heart of Real's first-choice starting lineup.
Thiago Motta's impending retirement means that this deal would be a good replacement, as the Parisiens are keen to bolster their squad with more quality and prove themselves while doing so.
He, just like many at Real, is not without his flaws - but would add further defensive presence and Champions League experience alongside an ever-improving Marco Verratti in midfield.
Another young talent set to leave?
Brighton and Championship winners Wolves are set to battle for highly-rated centre-back Moussa Sissako, according to reports.
The 17-year-old, who featured in PSG's UEFA Youth League campaign earlier this term, has been offered his first professional contract but is currently mulling over interest from England too.
Chris Hughton's side were said to have tabled an offer in recent weeks. Having since confirmed their safety, they've now reportedly sent a fresh and improved deal while Wolves - who won England's second tier with three games to spare, were said to have met with Sissako's representatives recently during a visit to the club's training centre.
All three sides know he has potential to be a quality player in future, so it will be interesting to see what he decides is next for his career development.Published 11 May 2018, 20:20 IST