Chelsea are desperate to sign 21-year-old Italian shot-stopper

The London giants have spent so much money this summer so it won’t be a shock if they don’t add any more huge players, but the club is probably still a top-class goalkeeper and sitting midfielder away from challenging for the title.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s issues last campaign were well documented and the goalkeeping position is still the biggest problem for the English manager to address, but top quality shot-stoppers are rarely available.

The only one who could be on the market is Rossoneri goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma as he enters the final year of his deal, and a report has indicated that there could be problems getting him to sign a new one.

They claim that he’s looking for €10m after-tax each campaign which would almost double his current deal, and they go on to state that Serie A giants are highly unlikely to accept those demands.

Rossoneri have a big problem here because the report also states that they are trying to reduce their overall wage bill, but Italy international is in the final year of his contract so they are over a barrel here.

Blues recently linked with him and Donnarumma’s free to negotiate a pre-contract deal in a matter of months, so they could have an opportunity to get in there and make an offer that the Rossoneri can’t refuse.

Gianluigi wants a salary of €10m per season to commit his future to San Siro. That’s nearly twice as much as the €6m salary he currently earns. He’s still just 21 so he could realistically be their keeper for 10 years or more so you have to think they are monitoring this situation very closely.