PSG are set to complete the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma

Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer this summer.

According to reports from Sky Sports, PSG are closing in on the signing of the Italy goalkeeper.

The 22-year-old will ask for the #99 shirt at PSG, while first-choice keeper Keylor Navas will stay at the French club.

Popular football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted yesterday:

The goalkeeper is leaving AC Milan upon the expiry of his deal at the end of the month. He will join PSG as a free agent.

Milan had been locked in talks with Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola for several months, but the Serie A giants couldn’t reach an amicable agreement with the player.

Excerpt from Sky Sports: “PSG are understood to have offered Donnarumma a five-year deal with wages of around 12 million Euros (£10.3m) per year plus add-ons and will win the race to sign the goalkeeper should Barcelona not match or better their bid.

“Donnarumma is currently on international duty with Italy and could undergo a medical at the national team’s Coverciano training base before their opening Euro 2020 match against Turkey in Rome on Friday.”

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The news will come as a blow for both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Italian publication TuttoSport claimed this week that a trio of London clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs – are keen to sign Donnarumma.

Arsenal and Spurs badly needed the services of the Italy goalkeeper, but it seems they have to look for options elsewhere.

Tottenham: Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris has entered the final 12 months of his contract, and doubts remain over his long-term stay at the club.

He is 34, and Spurs need to sign a long-term replacement of the Frenchman.

Arsenal: Bernd Leno has been the first-choice keeper, but he struggled last season. There are suggestions that he could leave the club this summer.

With Arsenal operating on a tight budget, getting Donnarumma on a free transfer would have been ideal for them.

It seems the lure of money and European football have turned his head.

He will be earning a huge amount at PSG, and it’s really a shame for both Spurs and Arsenal that they couldn’t pull off a deal.

Read: Arsenal are considering a move for Hakan Calhanoglu.