Manchester United given chance to seal transfer of £62m-rated star after major development

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  • Manchester United could have some luck in their pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Reports in Italy claim the AC Milan goalkeeper could be set for a January transfer away
  • It’s previously been claimed that Donnarumma has a release clause worth roughly £62million
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Manchester United could have some luck if they revisit their rumoured transfer pursuit of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma this January as he looks to leave the club.

There is some confusion over the Italy international’s situation at the San Siro, with ESPN reporting earlier this season that he signed a new contract with a £62million release clause written into it.

Gazzetta dello Sport now claim Donnarumma and his agent Mino Raiola are unhappy as the details of the clause seem to be missing in the contract, creating uncertainty as to whether or not it really exists.

It seems Milan may have gone back on their word to the talented young goalkeeper, whom Don Balon linked with Manchester United earlier this season.

The report at that time claimed Jose Mourinho’s side had initiated contact over bringing Donnarumma to Old Trafford amid fears over David de Gea’s future at the club.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United in the past

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These links came last month and have not resurfaced, but Gazzetta’s latest development on the ‘keeper’s future suggests United could be able to sign the player this winter if they chose to do so.

Their report claims the 18-year-old could move on as early as this January after the fall-out with Milan, and it’s easy to imagine a long list of Europe’s top clubs will show an interest in him.

Long touted as one of European football’s biggest wonderkids, Donnarumma has been a Milan regular since he was just 16 years of age and he’d be ideal for a club like United if they were to lose De Gea.

Even if ESPN’s report of a £62m release clause are not accurate, it may suggest that that kind of price is what it would take for the Red Devils and other clubs to sign Donnarumma any time soon.

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