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Chelsea look a step closer to quality free transfer as replacement undergoes medical

Chelsea reportedly look a step closer to sealing the potential free transfer of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Blues have previously been linked with the Italian shot-stopper by the Transfer Window Podcast as he nears the end of his contract at the San Siro.

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It now seems Milan are preparing for Donnarumma to leave as he still hasn’t signed a new deal, with Lille ace Mike Maignan preparing to have a medical with the club ahead of joining the Serie A side, according to Fabrizio Romano…

This surely means Maignan is being brought in with a view to replacing Donnarumma, who will be a free agent in just 36 days’ time, as per Romano’s tweet.

Chelsea could perhaps do with another goalkeeper signing after a difficult few years since they sold Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.

Kepa Arrizabalaga ended up proving a disappointment in that position, leading Chelsea to sign Edouard Mendy last summer, though the jury is still out on him as well.

A top talent like Donnarumma doesn’t become available on a free that often, so you couldn’t blame the west London giants for eyeing up this potential deal.

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