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Arsenal have been dealt huge blow in their pursuit of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, with the 18-year-old highly-rated stat potentially joining Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season, according to report from Italian news outlet Quotidiano Sportivo.
The goalkeeper has made over 100 appearances across all competition for the Rossoneri already, boasting an impressive 39 clean sheets for his troubles. The Italian international has made four caps for Italy national team and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
He came close to leaving the club last summer, before making U-turn on the deciion to sign a new deal. However, new reports claim the goalkeeper will be leaving the club in the coming months to join Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a bad news for Arsenal as the club have been monitoring his progress for over 12 months.
His new deal at Milan sees him earning £101K-per-week with a release clause of £88m. The Ligue 1 club will have to match his release clause and offer a deal that surpasses his current wages to land his signature, as it appears the club won’t let such a talent leave the club for any less than necessary.
The 18-year-old who’s rated at £36m has made 25 Serie A appearances this season. If the Gunners do consider replacing ageing Petr Cech, Donnarumma wouldn’t have been a bad long-term replacement. However, it appears PSG have won the race to sign him.