Reliable journalist makes revelation about Donnarumma-Chelsea links; gives Tonali update

By Oliver Fisher -

Journalist Fabrizio Romano has offered some key updates on the rumours surrounding AC Milan’s summer window, including links with Sandro Tonali.

The Rossoneri have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old by a number of different outlets, with speculation that the Rossoneri will use funds generated from the sale of Lucas Paqueta to fund a move.

Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus and Inter among others have been linked with a move for Tonali, but earlier in the week he confirmed that he is still a Milan fan just as he has been since he was young.

Now, Romano has given the latest update on Milan’s pursuit of the teenager in a Q&A for Calciomercato.com.

“Milan certainly likes Tonali and we told you about it, but Inter and Juventus have been running for months and have no intention of giving up,” he said.

The journalist then went on to discuss the goalkeeper and striker situation, with speculation that Milan are in the market to replace but Gianluigi Donnarumma and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who could both leave in the summer.

The full-back position was also discussed amid links to PSV Eindhoven’s Denzel Dumfries.

“Walter Benitez is not Milan’s top priority for the goal today, neither are Dumfries and Barisic (of Rangers) at full-back. Different profiles and a goalkeeper more ready, sure for Italy.

“Nothing can be excluded in attack, Aguero is unapproachable for everyone while Aubameyang earns definitely too much like Cavani. They all have two shared problems for the Milan project: advanced age and an out of reach salary. They will look for someone more suitable.”

Finally, Romano gave the latest on rumours that Chelsea are the team with the strongest interest in Donnarumma.

“At the moment there is no negotiation for Donnarumma at Chelsea. If he decided not to renew, however, the doors of the international market would open wide for him.”

Tags AC Milan Gianluigi Donnarumma Sandro Tonali