AC Milan transfers: Why can the Rossoneri be confident of beating PSG to Marcus Thuram?

Despite PSG being able to offer considerably higher wages, AC Milan are hopeful that they can convince Marcus Thuram to join from Borussia Monchengladbach as a free agent thanks to a couple of key factors.

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AC Milan remain optimistic that they can lure France international Marcus Thuram to the club this summer, despite the relative riches on offer from challengers Paris Saint-Germain to the forward.

As reported by Calciomercato, the Rossoneri are still firmly in contention to land Thuram as a free agent ahead of next season, as he departs Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of his contract this month.

Thuram had been linked with a move to Inter in January but a deal failed to materialise, whilst PSG, Manchester United, and RB Leipzig have all been linked with him over the past six months.

PSG’s summer of change

Whilst PSG are able to offer Thuram significantly higher wages, Milan are hoping that they can persuade him to reject a move to Paris and instead join the Serie A club.

Thuram is yet to make a public decision on his future and it is reported that he is unconvinced about the level of playing time he would enjoy at the Parc des Princes, particularly with PSG targeting Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane, and Napoli star Victor Osimhen.

Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 champions are thought to be close to announcing ex-AS Roma coach Luis Enrique as the successor to Christophe Galtier and this could be another factor in Thuram turning down PSG.

The Parisiens had been focusing on former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann and it was suggested that the German tactician had been keen to recruit Thuram, but Enrique is less interested in the 25-year-old.

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram (@Borussia)

AC Milan remain in the hunt

This could pave the way for Milan to swoop for Thuram and establish an attacking trident alongside Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao.

It would require the former Guingamp man to forego €2.5 million per year in wages that he could expect to receive at PSG, but the Rossoneri remain optimistic and will continue to push to secure him over the coming weeks. The likely €70m sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle also frees up significant financial leverage for Milan.

Thuram enjoyed a strong season in the Bundesliga this year after being pushed forward into a more advanced position, having previously established himself as a winger.

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