'Get this guy': Some Chelsea fans ask Abramovich to sign 22-year-old, he's leaving on a free

A crowd of Chelsea supporters on social media ordered Roman Abramovich to move for Gianluigi Donnarumma after he was announced he will be leaving AC Milan.

Fabrizio Romano reported that Donnarumma would become a free agent in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, Paolo Maldini all but confirmed the goalkeeper’s departure whilst speaking live on Milan’s Twitch account, as relayed by Sky Italia.

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Chelsea have apparently been monitoring the 22-year-old’s precarious situation for some time and could finally swoop in.

Plenty of Blues fans thought this would be a great idea, excited at the thought of potentially snapping up one of football’s most prestigious talents.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/rkknowsball/status/1397591275084341250?s=12

It comes as no real surprise that Milan have allowed Donnarumma to leave for next to nothing.

There had been an ongoing debate between the Serie A giants and Mino Raiola, the ‘keeper’s agent, about an improved deal on his client’s wages.

Eurosport suggested that Raiola was asking for £9.1m a year for his player, a fee that Milan simply could not match.

Instead, Donnarumma is seemingly set to run out his contract, which officially ends in June.

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Then he will be open to the transfer market, with plenty of clubs extremely interested in acquiring his services.

Whilst Chelsea already have two first-team goalies in Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga- three if Willy Caballero is included- they might want to freshen up in that department.

Kepa’s future remains uncertain, whereas Caballero is coming to the end of his career.

Although Thomas Tuchel is extremely certain about Mendy’s position as no.1, he may be intrigued about the possibility of bringing Donnarumma on board.

Chronicle View

I think it would be foolish to pass on such an opportunity as to sign Donnarumma, without having to spend a penny (sort of).

However, I’ve always been an advocate for giving Kepa a chance.

He hasn’t done terribly whenever called upon by Tuchel and still has a point to prove at Chelsea.

But if the Spaniard is sent out on loan in the summer, I can see absolutely no reason why the Blues shouldn’t move for the Milan shot-stopper.

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."