AC Milan close on deal for Donnarumma replacement

As per multiple sources in the Italian press this evening, Italian giants AC Milan are just days away from completing a swoop for Gigi Donnarumma’s replacement.

Options

Following the much-publicised decision of teenage sensation Donnarumma to turn down a big-money renewal from the San Siro side, Milan have been linked with a whole host of possible arrivals to take the no.1 shirt at the club.

Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczęsny, Neto of Juventus and Real Madrid’s Costa Rican star Keylor Navas have all been linked, though it looks as though the Serie A side have decided on keeping things Italian in their search for a new first-choice goalkeeper.

Young talent

Genoa’s Mattia Perin has seemingly been identified as the ideal arrival at the club, with a deal expected to be completed over the coming days.

The reported fee of 15 million Euro will be broken into two installments, based on the Italian international’s chequered recent injury history.

Due to the fact that he has suffered two crucial ligament injuries over the past 12 months, Milan will pay just 7 million Euro up-front, with the rest of the payment based on the 24-year-old’s appearance record.

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