Marcus Thuram close to joining AC Milan

Marcus Thuram, France, PSG, Milan
Marcus Thuram, France, PSG, Milan / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

A long-chased transfer target by PSG, Marcus Thuram is seemingly inching closer to signing with Italy's Serie A side AC Milan on a free rather than joining forces with fellow Frenchman Kylian Mbappe in Paris.

Thuram, whose contract at Borussia Monchengladbach is set to expire by the end of June, will enter the free-agent market in July. That fostered the rumors of possible interest of Paris Saint-Germain in signing him to keep adding to the transfers they have already completed, including Marco Asensio, Manuel Ugarte, Kang-In Lee, and Milan Skriniar.

Milan, the Italian giants, have long been interested in signing Thurman and they seem to have the lead in the negotiations with the France international. According to football insider Matteo Moretto, the club is on the verge of finalizing a deal with the French player.

"Milan, just a step away from signing Marcus Thuram," tweeted Moretto late on Wednesday, June 21.

As reported by Moretto in the aforementioned message, Milan are expected to sign Thuram to a "five-year contract" that will see the Frenchman join the Serie A organization as one of their "top-5 salary earners" once signed.

The transfer negotiations are expected to reach a definitive conclusion "within the next 48 hours," said Moretto, so the future of Thuram will be known before the week is over whether that ends with him signing at Milan or moving away from the Italians and trying to rekindle their negotiation with PSG or other clubs.