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PSG go all in for Renato Sanches, Milan still optimistic

Renato Sanches, Six Sports

Despite the present challenges, AC Milan reportedly still has faith that they can finally complete the signing of Renato Sanches.

Calciomercato reports that Milan is still adamant that they should concentrate on Renato Sanches. He has been earmarked by Paolo Maldini to be a replacement for Franck Kessié, who departed for Barcelona this summer.

Sanches was one of the most exciting talents of the last decade, He won the Golden Boy award, and secured a big move to Bayern Munich after the Euro 2016 victory. However, he did not reach the heights that were expected of him. After a disappointing tenure which included a loan move to Swansea City, Sanches left for Lille in Ligue 1.

The move was successful. The midfielder reestablished himself as a quality midfielder, as he won the French championship in 2020/21. He was called up to the national team for the Euros in 2021 and was one of Portugal’s best players. Now, AC Milan and PSG are competing for his signature.

Where Will Sanches Go?

Although there was an agreement in place with Sanches, new developments have taken place. PSG came into the picture, and are willing to offer him a higher salary package. Besides, Sanches can stay in France if he decides to join the Parisians.

The player wants to come to Paris because he is keen on the prospect of reuniting with head coach Christophe Galtier and director Luis Campos. The trio were present at Lille when they broke PSG’s dominance in 2020/21 en route to a stunning Ligue 1 victory. Besides, the opportunity to play with stars like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe would be enticing as well.

Milan and Lille, however, have a deal that calls for a €15 million transfer fee, along with bonuses. Maldini’s stance is that he wants to pursue the Portugal international. On Monday, he spoke with Jorge Mendes, who left the possibility of a move open.

Sanches is still waiting for a call from PSG, who are currently not moving. He is also aware that he needs a new club this summer and won’t be able to put it off indefinitely. 

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