Chelsea have endured a disappointing campaign after missing out on Champions League football but have received encouragement on the transfer market to make a move for a prime-target.
Italian outlet Mediaset Premium quotes AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli as admitting that 19-year-old goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma could be sold this summer if the right offer is made.
“He is part of the club’s heritage and we wouldn’t let go of him easily, unless of course someone values him the way he must be valued. If a good enough offer arrived, any of our players could be sold.”
“There are far richer clubs out there and we have to choose other paths. Let’s not kid ourselves that we can return to being the Serie A of the past that attracted so many champions. We never will attract them. It’ll be very difficult.”
Donnarumma only signed a new contract at the San Siro last summer, after a lengthy saga and negotiations, but continues to attract interest from some of Europe’s heavy hitters and Chelsea could have the opportunity to make a move.
Real Madrid’s interest in Thibaut Courtois could spark a swoop from the Blues, who would have a significant amount of money to splash on a replacement for the goalkeeper if the Belgium international is lured to the Champions League finalists.