Report: Chelsea have 20 percent chance to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma on free transfer

Chelsea have a decent chance to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer this summer, according to Italian news outlet Sportmediaset.

The 22-year-old have entered the final three months of his contract at San Siro and Milan are racing against the clock to reach an agreement over a new deal.

However, Sportmediaset claims several other clubs, including Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, are becoming confident that they can sign the highly-rated goalkeeper.

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Staying at Milan remains the most likely option for Donnarumma, according to the report, but Chelsea and PSG are willing to meet the Italy international and his agent Mino Raiola’s big wage demands.


While Juventus might be able to use their relationship with Raiola to their advantage.

Sportmediaset claims at the moment, there is a 40 percent chance that Donnarumma would sign a new contract with Milan.

The report claims that PSG are the favourites to sign him if he decides to leave (30 percent chance), while Chelsea and Juventus have a 20 and 10 percent chance, respectively.

With the deadline closing in and so far no breakthrough in the contract talks, Milan have also been forced to look for potential replacements, the report added.

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A new goalkeeper should not be among Chelsea’s priorities this summer, considering Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga’s great recent performances.

After all, Chelsea have kept 12 clean-sheets during the 14-game unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel so far.

Bringing in a top player like Donnarumma on a free transfer, however, is something that Chelsea would not want to miss out on.

It also remains unclear whether Arrizabalaga would be content with being the second-choice goalkeeper for another season.

Should he decide to play regularly elsewhere, either on loan or a permanent move, there will be an empty spot in Chelsea’s goalkeeping department.

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.