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Gianluigi Donnarumma on verge of PSG move

Robbie Copeland
Donnarumma is close to joining PSG
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PSG could announce the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma in the next few days, with the Italy keeper set to move to the French capital on a free transfer.

Donnarumma is currently on Italy duty at the Euros, but when he hasn't been busy doing bits for our fantasy football teams by keeping Turkey at bay, he has been pressing ahead with his move away from AC Milan.

Reports in Italy, brought to the fore by Football Italia, claimed he was undergoing a medical over Saturday and Sunday as he looks to end his eight-year stay at San Siro. It seems there's been no unexpected complications, and the latest reports from France believe a deal is now imminent.

L'Equipe say the 22-year-old has agreed personal terms on a long-term contract that will see him rake in around €200,000 per week, and that a deal will be rubber-stamped 'early in the week' - probably before Italy's clash with Switzerland on Wednesday.

Whether it will be announced then remains to be seen - Donnarumma may prefer to wait until his involvement at the Euros is over and done with before officially leaving Milan - but in any case, it does seem the move will happen sooner rather than later.

PSG will owe Milan a compensation fee for Donnarumma's services, given he is just 22 and did have an offer on the table from the Rossoneri. But whatever fee they have to stump up will be nominal compared to his value - he is already one of the best keepers on the planet, and doesn't even turn 23 for another eight months.

The news will be disappointing for Milan, but they have long since conceded that he would walk away for free. The arrival of Mike Maignan from Lille last month pretty much confirmed that planning for life without Donnarumma has been underway for a while.

As for PSG, they continue their rebuild with another impressive Bosman signing. They had already confirmed the arrival of Georginio Wijnaldum, and the building blocks are steadily coming together for Mauricio Pochettino as he seeks to reclaim the Ligue 1 crown next term.

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