AC Milan CEO Marco Fossune is confident that the club will keep hold of the services of Gianluigi Donnarumma for the final year of his Rossoneri contract.
The Italy international recently snubbed a fresh deal with the San Siro outfit after he felt bullied while holding negotiations over a probable extension. Donnarumma has since received some stick from the club’s faithful while his representative Mino Raiola has hinted that he could switch clubs with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain among the elite clubs keen on his signature.
Speaking to Milan TV, Fossune suggested that the club are open to offers for their teenage goalkeeper, but they are unlikely to accept a cut-price fee of around £15 million for their promising youngster, he said: “Donnarumma is staying here. Without doubt he will stay and next year he will be free to make a decision. If anyone wants him they will have to pay his price. We do not need someone to come and offer us £15m or £20m. Donnarumma is worth far more than that. We are open to offers. We will look at them all but our project is clear. Donnarumma stays. If anyone wants him they will have to pay his price.”
Donnarumma made his debut at a feeble age of just 16 two years ago, and he has since not looked back having sealed his place as the undisputed number one at San Siro. The 18-year-old is now considered as the heir to Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon, and there is a sense that Milan would demand a world-record sum for a goalkeeper in order to part ways with Donnarumma a year earlier. Ederson is currently the world’s most expensive shot-stopper after he made the switch to Manchester City from Portuguese giants Benfica for £34 million earlier this month.