Further confirmations have arrived stating that AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is attracting interest from Manchester United.
Il Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia) reported that Donnarumma will start for the Rossoneri against the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Thursday, and the English side have him in mind as a possible transfer target so they will scout him during the tie.
The 22-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and the two parties have not yet reached an agreement over a renewal, with virtually every major source reporting that agent Mino Raiola’s economic demands are too high for the management to agree to.
According to Sky Sports in the UK, United are preparing to enter the market for a new goalkeeper this summer and have Donnarumma on a list of options which is topped by Jan Oblak, though the Atletico Madrid star may prove too expensive given he has a release clause of €120m.
There is uncertainty over what the Red Devils will do about the futures of David de Gea and out-of-contract Sergio Romero, with the former apparently thinking about a permanent move back to Madrid, where his wife works.
Despite a run of games for Dean Henderson it is believed that they still want a new reliable long-term number one, and Donnarumma is among the options they are evaluating as well as Lille’s Mike Maignan as both represent more affordable signings than Oblak.