Manchester United are reportedly on high alert as the future of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma continues be clouded by uncertainty.
As reported by the Metro, the Rossoneri are considering selling their prized asset, as the 17-year-old continues to attract interest from around Europe after breaking into the first team at the San Siro this season.
With David De Gea still likely to be courted by Real Madrid, the report claims that the Red Devils are eyeing a replacement for the Spaniard, and that search has taken them to Milan.
Earlier suggestions in Italy were that the Italian giants were willing to sell, but conflicting reports on Monday have argued that Donnarumma will not be up for sale under any circumstances.
Nevertheless, with all the lack of clarity over the teenager’s future, United will likely continue to monitor the situation closely with a view of taking advantage of a situation where Milan have to sell.
In contrast, it seems a particularly poor decision from the Serie A outfit if they are indeed considering a sale, as Donnarumma is undoubtedly a future star in the making.
Having displaced Diego Lopez as the number one option between the posts this season, the talented youngster has shown maturity beyond his years to go along with his obviously goalkeeping ability.
In turn, he would seem like an individual to build around moving forward, and Milan will likely be keen to keep hold of him where possible.
Along with the likes of Alessio Romagnoli, Giacomo Bonaventura and Andrea Bertolucci, the shot-stopper forms an important part of President Silvio Berlusconi’s vision of having a young Italian squad, and therefore United will likely be left disappointed if they continue to explore the option.
While Donnarumma has made no suggestion that he sees his future anywhere other than Milan, it is likely a non-starter for the time being but the reports will be a concern for Rossoneri supporters.