Sport Chelsea landed blow in their pursuit of Donnarumma

21:46  13 march  2018
21:46  13 march  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Chelsea plotting move for Gianluigi Donnarumma

  Chelsea plotting move for Gianluigi Donnarumma Chelsea are still in the dark as to whether Thibaut Courtois will commit his long-term future to the club, but they’re drawing up contingency plans for if he decides to move on. Courtois’ contract expires at the end of next season and Chelsea have tabled an offer to the Belgian worth in excess of £200,000-a-week which would see him become the highest paid goalkeeper in world football, but the former Genk standout is aware that the likes of Real Madrid and PSG wish to sign him. Not prepared to be held to ransom, Chelsea are weighing up their options and the Guardian note that the Blues are considering a big-money summer swoop for AC Milan stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The 19-year-old was strongly linked with a move away from the San Siro last summer before signing a new four-year contract in July, but the teenager, who is regarded as the best young goalkeeper in the game, is continually talked about as a transfer target for some of Europe’s top clubs. It appears as if Chelsea are the latest to register their interest in Donnarumma who is the hot candidate to be the long-term replacement for his namesake Gianluigi Buffon as Italy’s No.1 going forward. Liverpool, Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid have all been linked with moves for the young goalkeeper this season.

CHELSEA , Liverpool and Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow in their respective pursuits of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma .

Chelsea could’ve been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Icardi. AC Milan reportedly expect an answer from Gianluigi Donnarumma on Tuesday as to whether or not he’ll be signing a contract extension.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked with a move to Chelsea recently.

It’s been claimed that the Blues are making contingency plans in preparation for Thibaut Courtois’ potential departure, with Italian youngster Donnarumma one name under consideration.

However, as quoted by the Daily Mail, the Milan shot stopper has refuted claims that he could move on in the near future and has insisted that he is happy with life at San Siro.

“I’m calm and happy, I go forward with serenity (at Milan).”

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Donnarumma is one of the world’s most coveted goalkeepers and he has been linked with moves to a number of top clubs around Europe. He evidently has an emotional attachment to Milan, though, and is in line to stay for some more years yet.

Newcastle target Reina undergoing Milan medical

  Newcastle target Reina undergoing Milan medical Newcastle United target and Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is due to undergo a medical in Milan ahead of a summer move to San Siro. The Daily Mail claims that the Spaniard will join the Rossoneri on a free transfer with Gianluigi Donnarumma likely to leave in the summer. Donnarumma, who has been linked with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, now looks free to leave in the summer window. Reina has been linked with several moves away from Naples this season as he reaches the latter stages of his career. Newcastle were heavily linked with the player throughout both the summer and January transfer window. The goalkeeping position was an area that Rafa Benitez was desperate to improve, but could not strike a deal with the player who he managed at Liverpool. Martin Dúbravka joined during the January window and became an instant hit with the Newcastle faithful with a Man of the Match performance against Manchester United.

Gianluigi Donnarumma 's agent has responded to Chelsea transfer rumours by claiming he would "spend €38m (£30million) on him". Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Chelsea have been dealt a blow of their reported pursuit of West Ham striker Andy Carroll, after boss David Moyes mentioned that the Hammers’ intention is “not to let anyone go”. This is in line with Sky Sports

Chelsea themselves will be desperate to hold on to Courtois this summer but contract negotiations with the Belgian international have reached an impasse.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with a move for Courtois.

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Chelsea given boost as Barcelona pull out of race for Arthur .
Chelsea have been interested in signing Gremio star Arthur for a long time, but they seemingly gave up their pursuit of him when it looked like Barcelona had agreed to sign him. However, as reported by the Mirror, the deal to take the Brazilian star to the Nou Camp has now collapsed, meaning Chelsea can swoop in, if they so wish. The stumbling block between Barca and Gremio was the asking price as the Brazilian side wanted £45m for their prized asset, whilst Barcelona were only willing to pay £35m. Antonio Conte, should he still be at Chelsea come the summer, will want to improve his midfield options and for £45m, he could rekindle his interest in signing the 21-year-old. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with moves for Arthur too, but Chelsea seem the most likely side to sign him in the summer, provided they maintain their Champions League status by securing a top four finish, or by winning the competition this season.


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