Chelsea in advanced talks with 22-year-old Serie A goalkeeper

The London giants are reportedly keeping a close watch on the contract situation of AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma, whose deal runs out at the end of the campaign. Italy international has been the first-choice custodian for the Rossoneri since breaking into the side as a 16-year-old back in 2015.

To date, Gianluigi has racked up 232 games for Milan, managing 82 shut-outs in the process and is the undisputed first-choice shot-stopper for the Italy national team as well.

However, Donnarumma’s future at San Siro has been a subject of intense speculation for quite some time now as the young custodian had entered the final year of his deal at the start of the season. Blues are said to be keen admirers of the 21-year-old goalkeeper and are now again closely following his situation.

Chelsea bolstered their goalkeeping unit in the summer with the signing of Edouard Mendy, who has performed fairly well in his debut campaign. In addition, Kepa Arrizabalaga, who had been out of favour under ex-boss Frank Lampard, looks to be getting another shot under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Indeed, the Spaniard got a chance in the FA Cup game against Barnsley last week while he also started the PL contest against Newcastle United on Monday night, his first in the league since October last year. So, Chelsea interest in the Italian goalkeeper does come as a bit of a surprise.

Nevertheless, the report states that Chelsea are keeping a close watch on Donnarumma, as are reigning French champions PSG as well.