Manchester United have reportedly held talks with super-agent Mino Raiola to strike a summer deal for AC Milan’s highly talented goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Jose Mourinho is rumoured to be in the market looking for a new shot-stopper as doubts over David de Gea’s long-term future increases as the end of the season approaches.
The Spaniard has once again been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho is keen to prepare contingency plans if his No.1 keeper finally decides to leave.
Madrid failed their extraordinary bid to land De Gea following an administrative error in the final moments of the 2015 summer transfer window as the almost done deal fall through.
There are also rumours that Real Madrid are planning to lure Mourinho into selling de Gea by offering Raphael Varane in a swap deal.
Calciomercato claim a number of teams are chasing after Donnarumma’s signature after he emerged as the best young shot-stopper in Europe.
But they believe Manchester United are leading the race after speaking to Raiola, who managed Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s United move last year.
The Old Trafford hierarchy is seemingly ready to break the bank to make sure Donnarumma joins, with a £43 million transfer fee tipped.
The Manchester giants are also willing to hand him £2.5m-a-week in wages, but Milan are till now reluctant to let go their precious asset.
San Siro chiefs are even preparing a new deal for Donnarumma and will offer him the same salary package as United.They are also convincing Raiola a chunk of any future transfer fee, which might be enough to keep him in Milan for the time being.