CorSport: Milan set sights on €25m Italian to replace star linked with €60m Chelsea move

By Oliver Fisher -

Alessio Cragno has emerged as a possible candidate to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma in the AC Milan goal, according to a report.

Speculation is rife that Donnarumma will leave the club during the summer as his contract ends in June 2021 and there are no reports of an imminent renewal.

Tuttosport reported last week that Chelsea are serious about landing the 21-year-old and are even ready to offer Kepa Arrizabalaga plus €60m in cash in order to get the deal done, plus a five-year deal worth a total of €40m to Donnarumma – so a package of €100m.

Milan have been linked with moves for a number of possible replacements including the likes of Alex Meret, Juan Musso and Salvatore Sirigu.

According to il Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday (via MilanLive), Cagliari’s Alessio Cragno has now also emerged as an option.

The 25-year-old is ‘ready for a big leap’ and to join one of Italy’s top clubs after six years at Cagliari. Milan would have the double advantage of focusing on a young player with a salary much lower than the €6million-a-year that Donnarumma gets.

Cagliari have no intention of selling Cragno off, but a deal could be done around the €20-25m mark, the paper claims.

There will likely be a revolution in goal for Milan this summer as Antonio Donnarumma would follow his brother out of the exit door as would Asmir Begovic, plus the situation surrounding Pepe Reina is still to be deciphered.

Alessandro Plizzari however will go straight into the senior squad and will become the new back-up to whomever is brought in as No.1.

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