CorSport: Milan eye unwanted Roma man as possible upgrade over summer signing

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could swoop to try and land Antonio Mirante on a free transfer as Roma look to offload some salaries, according to a report.

The Rossoneri addressed the role of back-up goalkeeper during the last summer window as Pepe Reina was replaced by Ciprian Tatarusanu, but there are doubts about whether Antonio Donnarumma will remain beyond the end of the season.

According to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan’s next reinforcement for goalkeeping department could come from Rome as the Rossoneri are considering the signing of Antonio Mirante on a free transfer.

The 37-year-old veteran hails from Castellammare di Stabia – the same place as Genoa – and has played for Juventus, Crotone, Siena, Sampdoria, Parma, Bologna and Rome in Serie A. He has been locked in a battle with Spaniard Pau Lopez for the starting spot this season and has played 11 games already, so he is far from a simple back-up.

The new Roma owners would like to rejuvenate the squad by cutting the contracts of players over 35, the paper claims, and Mirante could find an agreement with Milan who are looking for an upgrade on Ciprian Tatarusanu.

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