Liverpool have made an ambitious £40m bid for AC Milan’s 19-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Italian source SportMediaSet.
Donnarumma has had a difficult season with Milan, with many fans of the Rossoneri turning against him after the ongoing situation surrounding his contract, and with the impeding arrival of former Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina from Napoli, Donnarumma controversial agent Mino Raiola trying to orchestrate a move away from the club.
Raiola has reportedly held two meetings with Jurgen Klopp discussing Donnarumma’s future and although Liverpool hold an interest in the young star, they would only be willing to pay £40m plus an unknown player in order to obtain his services – far from the £70m Milan are holding out for.
AC Milan’s managing director, Marco Fassone, has suggested that the club would be open to selling Donnarumma, stating that they ‘hope he decides to stay… yet if there is an adequate offer and the player is in agreement, Milan would not oppose it’, even though he claims there have been at this point been no offers for either Donnarumma or ex-Liverpool player Suso.
With Simon Mignolet certain to depart Anfield this summer, competition is required for Loris Karius, yet a deal for Donnarumma would still appear unlikely, with any potential deal surely smashing the world-record fee for a goalkeeper.