Gianluigi Donnarumma 'puts AC Milan contract talks on hold'

Chelsea and Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘puts AC Milan and Juventus contract talks on hold’ with the goalkeeper ‘desperate to play in the Champions League next season’

  • AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has put contract talks on hold  
  • The shot-stopper is a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United 
  • Donnarumma has also halted talks with Serie A champions Juventus
  • The ‘keeper is desperate to play in the Champions League next season
  • Milan and Juve have are not guaranteed to qualify for the competition

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has reportedly put contract talks with the club on hold because of his desire to play in the Champions League next season.

Donnarumma’s deal at the San Siro expires in the summer. Discussions over an extension have been on-going throughout the season but he is yet to reach an agreement with the club.

The shot-stopper, who is a target for Chelsea and Manchester United, is also said to have halted discusssions with Juventus. Football Italia report that this is because Donnarumma is desperate to play in Europe’s elite competition next year.

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has put contract talks with the club on hold

Neither Milan or Juve are guaranteed to qualify for the Champions League. 

Milan, who were top of Serie A earlier in the season, are currently fifth and outside of the top four on goal difference while Juve occupy the final spot.

However, both clubs could be overtaken by Lazio, who are only five points behind with a game in hand. 

United have all-but secured Champions League football for the 2021-2022 campaign while Chelsea are in a strong position to do so after beating West Ham last weekend. 

The Chelsea and Manchester United target is desperate to play in the Champions League

Donnarumma’s agent is Mino Raiola (above), who reportedly wants £200,000-a-week

Milan reportedly set a deadline of May 23 for the goalkeeper to make a decision on his future after making their final contract offer.

Tuttosport claim Milan will not offer any higher than £130,000-a-week for the goalkeeper and want an answer by the final Serie A match of the season away at Atalanta. 

The young goalkeeper is represented by super-agent Mino Raiola – the agent of Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba – who is reportedly wanting over £200,000-a-week for his client. 

The 22-year-old has been an ever-present for Milan for the past six seasons and is closing in on 250 appearances for the club.




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