AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus all keen on PSG's Blaise Matuidi - Mino Raiola
AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus all want to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi this summer, according to the player's agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola appeared to have fallen out with Milan over another of his clients, Gianluigi Donnarumma, with the agent saying the Serie A club are to blame for the goalkeeper not wanting to extend his contract at the San Siro.
However, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Raiola said he has no problem with Milan and that they are among a handful of Italian clubs keeping tabs on Matuidi.
"I am not at war with AC Milan," Raiola said. "They are being kept informed about Blaise, as are Inter and Juventus. We will see. One year ago, a move to Juve [for Matuidi] fell through because of political problems [at PSG]. Perhaps this time..."
Matuidi recently told PSG's official website that the 2016-17 season did not live up to expectations at Parc des Princes but that winning back the Ligue 1 title will be the club's top priority next campaign.
"It was a very long season with a few regrets in Ligue 1 and the Champions League," Matuidi said. "We really wanted to win the Coupe de France. We are very happy that we won three trophies in the end [also Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions].
"Losing Le Championnat hurt us and that will be our top priority next campaign. I have been at this club for six years and won 15 trophies. Everything we have achieved over these six years has been extraordinary."
Meanwhile, Thiago Motta's PSG contract is due to expire at the end of June but the club have yet to table him a concrete offer of an extension.
Speaking with Foot Mercato, Motta's representative Alessandro Canovi confirmed a verbal agreement exists between the 34-year-old and the club, but said that he and his client are impatient to get the new deal signed.
"It is bizarre with Thiago," Canovi said. "He has just 10 days left on his contract and even if he has received verbal guarantees, nothing concrete has been received.
"I cannot play in the president's league of words -- I need to have it on paper. I am sure that the things that have been said will be written on paper, but for now I have nothing.
"Our relationship with PSG is very good but nothing has been signed for the moment. The feeling that I get is that there is no time to see me. I do not want to apply pressure but it is the rules that dictate that."
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.