Chelsea and Man Utd 'begin talks with Mino Raiola' over free transfer for AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea have begun talks with agent Mino Raiola over signing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports.

The giant stopper is out of contract this summer, leading to much speculation surrounding his future.

Having debuted at just 16, Donnarumma is already an experienced head in the Milan dressing room at 22.

But according to Duncan Castles, he could leave his boyhood club upon the expiry of his current deal.

He told The Transfer Window Podcast: "Our information is that both Chelsea and Manchester United have been in talks with Raiola about Donnarumma.

“It looks like Donnarumma has an opportunity to move to England, should he choose to.

"Accompanied by the commission that Raiola seeks and would want for free transfer of such a valuable asset.

“There is an opportunity for either club and others to secure Donnarumma on a longer-term contract without their being a fee."

Milan have reportedly offered Donnarumma a £30,000-a-week upgrade on his current £96k weekly salary.

But the Italian No1 is claimed to want closer to around £165k-a-week – despite preferring to stay in Italy.

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Chelsea's goalkeeper woes have been no secret, with Kepa Arrizabalaga's stats among the worst in the Premier League.

Edouard Mendy has made a steady impact since his arrival from Rennes, but the Blues are still believed to be looking at other options.

As for Man United, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer boasts both David de Gea and Dean Henderson among his first-team squad.

But Donnarumma was able to make an Old Trafford audition last night, during his side's 1-1 draw with the Red Devils in the Europa League.

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