AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has insisted that teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be leaving the club.
The 16-year-old has displaced Diego Lopez in the starting lineup at the San Siro, and has emerged as one of the most talented youngsters in Italy with his performances since.
In turn, it has attracted attention from around Europe, with Manchester United previously linked with a move as it remains to be seen whether or not David de Gea’s long-term future lies at Old Trafford.
Nevertheless, Galliani has sent a clear message to the Premier League giants, and insisted that the Rossoneri have no intention of parting company with Donnarumma.
“He is and he will remain Milan’s goalkeeper,” the 71-year-old told RAI. “We’ve not received any offers for him and if any were to come in, we would turn them down anyway.”
Milan’s struggles have continued this season, as despite reaching the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Wednesday night, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has been unable to guide the club towards the top places in the Serie A table.
With doubts still surrounding his future, it remains to be seen whether or not the Serbian tactician survives the latest round of speculation. In turn, it is unclear as to whether his exit could spark further sales from the Italian giants who continue to fall short of their high expectations with the coaching changes not having their desired effect in recent years.