CM: Donnarumma’s renewal remains delicate – the stance of Milan and Mino Raiola

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan leadership are still at loggerheads with Mino Raiola over the renewal of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, a report claims.

After his early error of judgement in the game against Udinese a week ago, the 20-year-old has been absolutely faultless and was arguably the man of the match in Friday’s win over Brescia as he kept his eighth Serie A clean sheet.

As Calciomercato.com note, Donnarumma is the emblem of a young team, inexperienced but strongly determined to grow to lay the foundations for the construction of a new cycle, in which the goalkeeper of the national team can be a pillar.

However, his future with the Rossoneri appears uncertain at present, as his contract runs until the end of next season (June 2021) with no reports suggesting an agreement over a renewal is close.

A lot will depend on the ability of Milan to launch a truly ambitious and competitive project, the report claims, something which Mino Raiola warned Elliott Management about on Friday.

Raiola has also done his bit to fuel rumours of a potentially controversial move to Juventus, as he said: “Who doesn’t like someone like Gigio? I wouldn’t understand Juve if it were the other way around.”

Difficulty arises from the fact that Elliott’s goal is to get Donnarumma to lower his salary from the current €6m net per season.

This is an idea that his agent is understandably not willing to consider, and the reply may instead be the request for a pay rise due to his importance to the team.

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