AC Milan’s sporting director said that Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be available for a free transfer this summer, despite talk. Milan chief Frederic Massara said before the side’s 2-0 victory over Torino that the club are ‘confident’ of reaching a new deal ‘agreement’ with Italy international in the next few weeks.
That will serve as a major blow to Blues, with the London club continuing to be linked with the stopper despite their recruitment of Edouard Mendy in the summer as they looked to solve their Kepa Arrizabalaga crisis. The Blues had opened negotiations to sign Gianluigi, with that update coming via the source that initially broke the Mendy transfer.
Donnarumma was ready to be one of the highest-profile footballers in the world to be available on a free transfer this summer, alongside world-class superstars like David Alaba.
Massara has acted as Rossoneri’s sporting director since the summer of 2019, the 21-year-old goalkeeper comments came as part of a big claim from the Italian that also stated Hakan Calhanoglu is set to renew.
Rossoneri signed the Italian goalkeeper at the age of 14, Milan handed the Italian his debut when he was just 16 years old and he’s been the side’s number one ever since, it would be incredibly harsh for the European giants to lose him for nothing after all they’ve done for his development.
With those high stakes in mind, Massara’s comments are seemingly a massive sigh of relief to the club and their fans, we find it hard to believe he’d state as such if a renewal didn’t look set.
Gianluigi has already played 226 first-team games for Milan across all tournaments, with the goalkeeper’s 22 caps for Italy marking him as the nation’s stopper for the long-term future.