Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Having spent the majority of his professional career at Lille, the 28-year-old has not always been recognized as one of Europe’s most prominent goalkeepers.
Milan, on the other hand, have won a Serie A title and reached the Champions League semi-finals since moving to San Siro in 2021, accumulating a total of 74 appearances in all competitions.
Furthermore, as a result of Hugo Lloris’ departure from international duty, Maignan is now regarded as France’s first-choice pick.
The Italian giants are in a strong position to retain Maignan’s services in the long future, since he has a contract with them until 2026.
Nonetheless, according to Calciomercato, Chelsea and PSG are keeping an eye on any developments regarding the stopper’s future in the coming months.
According to the source, Milan officials are planning to meet with Maignan representatives in the hopes of successfully negotiating a renewal and pay raise.
Milan are claimed to be willing to boost Maignan’s salary from €2.8m (£2.43m) to €5.6m (£4.86m), but the number one is said to demand at least €6m (£5.2m).
Although it is claimed that Maignan wishes to remain at I Rossoneri, Chelsea and PSG appear to believe that the door is open for a future transfer.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, a former Milan goalkeeper, is already the uncontested first choice at PSG and is unlikely to change until he moves elsewhere.
According to Maignan, he progressed through the Parc des Princes academy system without making a senior appearance before joining Lille.
Chelsea’s goalkeepers are presently Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic, with highly rated teenager Gabriel Slonina on loan.
For Chelsea to be interested in signing Maignan, at least one of those three players would have to leave Stamford Bridge for at least the next two seasons (2024-25).