Arsenal and AC Milan transfer blow as Lille midfielder Renato Sanches ONLY wants transfer to Paris Saint-Germain | The Sun
ARSENAL have been dealt a huge blow in their reported pursuit of Renato Sanches.
That’s because the Lille midfielder only wants to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Le Parisien claims Sanches, 24, has been attracting interest from across Europe after entering the final year of his contract.
The Portugal international, who has won four league titles in three different countries, has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.
AC Milan are also thought to be in the running for Sanches, a former Swansea City loanee.
But it’s reckoned Sanches has decided to join PSG this summer.
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And he is unwilling to consider any other options as a deal grows near.
The French giants are set to make his ex-Lille manager Christophe Galtier their next boss.
And Sanches would be given a starring role in the team alongside Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
PSG are thought to have a £8.5million bid on the table for the playmaker.
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But Lille are looking for closer to £13m after Sanches scored seven times in 91 games.
Arsenal will now have to go elsewhere if they want a new central midfielder, with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans high on Mikel Arteta’s list.
As for Milan, Sanches will become the SECOND Lille player to reject them this summer.
That’s after long-term target Sven Botman performed a dramatic late U-turn to agree a £32m deal with Newcastle.
But the Italian champions are thought to be locked in talks with Chelsea over a loan move for Hakim Ziyech, having raided the Blues for Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud last summer.
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