Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will stay at AC Milan into next season, but the club faces a race against time to resolve his future, a report claims.
It seemed earlier in the summer as if Donnarumma would be the first played sacrificed by the new leadership in order to raise funds for the mercato.
However, despite interest from PSG and Manchester United, the 20-year-old will stay with the Rossoneri and be one of the first names on Marco Giampaolo’s team sheet.
Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that the loan of Alessandro Plizzari to Livorno is indirect confirmation that Donnarumma – unless there are any shock twists surprises – will not leave the club.
However there is still a dilemma for Milan to try and solve, as Gigio’s contract is set to expire in 2021, meaning by next summer he will have just a year left to run on his deal.
The report states that Milan cannot afford to see the value of the player decrease as that deadline approaches, so his renewal has become a priority.
However, the player already earns €6m-a-season and is unlikely at this stage to take a pay cut, despite reports suggesting otherwise. The issue is described as ‘complicated’.