Repubblica: Milan will move for Juventus outcast if key man leaves this summer

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have re-ignited their interest in the idea of signing goalkeeper Mattia Perin in case Gianluigi Donnarumma leaves this summer, it is claimed.

According to a report from Calciomercato.com, rumours have emerged in recent days about interest from Napoli and Atalanta in Perin, who is currently on loan at Genoa from Juventus until the end of the season.

The report adds that there have also been several attempts in the past to bring Perin to Milanello, starting from the years of Berlusconi’s management, when Adriano Galliani repeatedly tried in vain to convince his friend Enrico Preziosi to sell him, while it was repeated in 2017 when it looked like Donnarumma would leave.

Now a new crossroads has emerged as Donnarumma’s current deal expires in 2021, meaning a renewal must be agreed before next season or Milan must consider selling the 21-year-old to avoid the risk of losing him on a free next year.

According to La Repubblica, Milan are ready to go back in for Perin if Donnarumma were to be sold this summer and – Juventus permitting – this time they may finally land the 27-year-old.

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