According to a report from Italy, super-agent Mino Raiola has valued AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma just over £26million when he enters the final year of his contract.
The 21-year-old is under contract at San Siro until June 30, 2021. It means by July 1 this year, Donnarumma will be in the final year of his contract.
A previous report from Calciomercato claimed Milan would make their first-choice shot-stopper available for a fee of €50m (£44m).
However, as reported in Corriere della Serra, Raiola estimates Donnarumma’s value with just one year in his contract to be around €30m.
The publication said Milan do not want to sell this summer. But the Rossoneri also have three things to consider.
First, Donnarumma is the highest-paid player in the club. Then, they also have to put into consideration that offering a new deal will probably mean a bigger salary. And last, with just over a year in Donnarumma’s contract, Milan do not have time to negotiate the new contract in their own terms.
Such a significant price drop would be a huge boost for Chelsea who are reportedly interested in the Italy international.
Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a replacement for Kepa Arizzabalaga. The Spain international was sidelined for six consecutive games after a poor performance against Arsenal in December.
The Blues will also face the possibility of losing their back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero whose contract expires this summer.