Gianluigi Donnarumma lined up by Chelsea as a possible transfer target


In continuation of what has been a summer of numerous new arrivals at Stamford Bridge, Gianluigi Donnarumma could be the next name headed to West London as The Blues look to solve their goalkeeping problem. Kepa Arrizabalaga was poor in goal last season and a case could even be made that he was the worst in the division due to his low save percentage.

The Spaniard moved to Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for a record £71m fee which is the most ever paid for a goalkeeper. He made a promising start to life at Chelsea as he recorded 20 clean sheets in his first season. Since then, things have gone downhill for Kepa who will most likely lose his No. 1 spot going into next season.

Chelsea has made additions in the attacking and defending departments of the team during the current window but still want a change between the sticks. Links to Dean Henderson and Jan Oblak have emerged in recent weeks although the former just signed a new deal at Old Trafford which all but rules out a move away and the latter would only be sold if The Blues pay his staggering £109m release clause which looks almost impossible at this time with Kai Havertz’s impending arrival for a deal that could be worth up to €100m.

Amid difficulties in signing Edouard Mendy from French side, Stade Rennais, Chelsea has turned attention to negotiating a possible deal for young Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Donnarumma, who has just one year remaining on his current contract at San Siro, becomes the most recent name linked to Chelsea.

AC Milan is still holding out for a £50m offer for the 21-year-old, who has already made more than 200 first-team appearances for the club having broken into the first team at a tender age of 16. Should Milan manage to get the amount they want for Donnarumma, it would represent a huge profit for a man they only signed for £220k seven years ago.


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