Manchester City to offer a record-fee for to sign Italian goalkeeper

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AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is attracting interest from Manchester City and Chelsea as the 18-year-old is not yet committed his long-term future to the Rossoneri.

With City’s goalkeeping crisis becoming a cause for concern, Donnarumma – who is considered the best young goalkeeper since Gianluigi Buffon – is a player Manchester City want to amend their on-goings worries.

Journalists at Sky Italia are reporting that City are ready with a “blank cheque” waiting to cash in on Donnarumma should he become available. Despite the apparent interest from City, Premier League rivals Chelsea and Serie A leaders Juventus are also firmly interested in the 18-year-old shot-stopper.

The youngster is tied in negotiations with AC Milan over a new deal, and City are waiting to see if the move falls through so they can pursue the youngster at the expense of Milan.

City have reportedly agreed on a deal to sign Ederson Moraes from Benfica this summer, so the links with Donnarumma remain counter-productive to say the very least.

The club will certainly attempt to sign another goalkeeper in the close season, but the story of Donnarumma to City doesn’t make much sense. Ederson would be the cheap and potentially stronger option who would be more capable of playing out from the back.

Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola could very well be dropping the “interest” to Italian media to frighten Milan into providing his client with his demands. Whether City can convince Milan to part with their prized asset remains a cause for concern for the City hierarchy.

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