AC Milan demanding a 9-figure sum for goalkeeper who is on Chelsea’s radar

Mike Maignan - AC Milan

Mike Maignan is currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world. And given Robert Sanchez’s inconsistent performances, it is no surprise that Chelsea want to sign Maignan. However, a report from Calciomercato claims that AC Milan will demand over €100 million for the French goalkeeper.

There is no doubt that Maignan is a world-class player. He would be a tremendous upgrade on Robert Sanchez if Chelsea managed to sign him. However, the 28-year-old will cost a premium and it remains to be seen whether Chelsea are prepared to pay the massive fee demanded by the Italian club.

Maignan may not be a priority for Chelsea

Given Chelsea’s struggles this season, they will definitely have other priorities in the transfer market. They’ll be desperate for a striker, that too a top-class striker. Chelsea are crying out for a reliable finisher, and a quality striker is likely to cost a substantial amount of money in the coming months.

Spending big money on a goalkeeper might not be on their priority list for now. Meanwhile, Maignan has been in talks with AC Milan regarding a contract extension for a while, but the two parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement. That has fueled speculation surrounding his future with the Italian giants.

Bayern Munich also interested

Apparently, Bayern Munich are also keen on signing Maignan. Manuel Neuer is 37-years-old and Bayern Munich will have to find a replacement for him soon. Mike Maignan certainly fits their requirement of a world-class goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old seems well-settled at the Italian club. But the opportunity to join big clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich can be hard to turn down. He is likely to earn a lot more at the two clubs compared to Milan.

It will be interesting to see whether Chelsea or Bayern Munich pay €100 million for Maignan, or whether AC Milan can convince the 28-year-old to sign a new contract.

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