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AC Milan could be forced to sell Chelsea target Gianluigi Donnarumma at cut-rate price — report

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According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Milan News), AC Milan goalkeeper and supposed Chelsea target Gianluigi Donnarumma could be available for as low as €25m thanks to his difficult contractual situation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 21-year-old only has one year left on his current contract. Milan are obviously keen on extending him, but they’ve been unable to make any advances in that regard thus far. It’s a predicament quite similar to the one they found themselves in four years ago, when agent Mino Raiola engineered an almighty circus before his client eventually signed a new deal.

In case a new contract cannot be agreed, Milan will be looking to offload the goalkeeper at the next opportunity, whenever that may be. But the ongoing coronavirus crisis will likely impact the transfer market quite negatively as well, leaving the Rossoneri with even less power in any future negotiations.

The report expects that they might be forced to settle for something around €25-30m for a young goalkeeper who already has 16 caps for the Italian national team and 190 appearances as a professional for Milan.

That should sound like music to the ears of Chelsea and any other team that might be looking for a new goalkeeper.