Tuttosport: Donnarumma ‘unconvinced’ about Milan stay; two possible replacements eyed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are taking precautions in the event that Gianluigi Donnarumma leaves this summer, a report claims, with two targets already identified.

It has been well documented by various media outlets that Donnarumma’s Milan future is at a crossroads once again, three years after the saga surrounding his most recent contract extension which he signed under the Chinese ownership.

As Tuttosport reports on Monday (via MilanLive), the scenario is that either he will renew immediately, or the company will be forced to sell it so as not to risk losing him on a free transfer next summer. Elliott would also like to extend, but under their own conditions that do not coincide at all with those of Mino Raiola who indeed pushes for his client to leave.

The paper adds that in addition to Raiola, even Donnarumma himself seems unconvinced of the current situation. The player wants to compete at a higher level and AC Milan will not be in the Champions League next season too. And with the project that Gazidis has in mind, the times seem far from tight to return to the limelight. A price of €50m is mentioned.

Milan have two ideas to replace Donnarumma: Salvatore Sirigu of Torino and Alex Meret of Napoli. The first is dissatisfied with the current situation surrounding the Granata and at 33 he would not refuse such a challenge. His deal also expires in 2020 and he receives a lower salary of €2m.

The alternative is Meret, a young goalkeeper with a bright future. He has ended up losing his starting spot to David Ospina with the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso, suggesting he is far from unsellable.

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Tags AC Milan Alex Meret Gianluigi Donnarumma Salvatore Sirigu