AC Milan are struggling to agree a contract extension with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Todo Fichajes.
Football Insider have previously linked Chelsea with a move for Donnarumma, even going as far as suggesting that they were in talks to sign him.
There have also been further, albeit less reputable, links made since.
Just been told by @ExWHUemployee (the source who broke the Mendy news) that Chelsea have started talks with Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and they are hoping to persuade him to join the club this summer when his contract is up! pic.twitter.com/ZAF1e8uk9z
— Simon Phillips (@cegspor) January 1, 2021
Considering Edouard Mendy’s performance level has dipped after a bright start, it would be no surprise if Thomas Tuchel looked to recruit a new keeper over the summer.
Donnarumma is entering the final months of his contract with Milan, meaning that a pre-contract agreement can be signed at any time which would see him leave the San Siro.
Todo Fichajes believe that Donnarumma and Milan are also still some way apart in talks to extend his contract with the Rossoneri, with PSG also linked with the Italian.
PSG have Keylor Navas between the sticks, another of the world’s best shot-stoppers, meaning Chelsea have the more dire need to sign Donnarumma.
If Tuchel instructs Marina Granovskaia to find him a new goalkeeper, there’s every possibility, if he’s still available, Donnarumma could be that man.