Report: Chelsea in for AC Milan’s 17-year-old keeper Donnarumma

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After Thibaut Courtois hinted that he may leave Stamford Bridge this summer, Chelsea look to have already lined up his replacement.

According to a report from The Daily Mail, the Blues could push to sign AC Milan’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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Donnarumma became Milan’s number-one earlier this season when he was just 16, and the youngster has been touted as the future Italy goalkeeper when the legendary Gigi Buffon retires.

With Antonio Conte likely to be the manager at Chelsea next season, the club is hopeful the former Italy boss could convince Donnarumma to leave Milan for London and the bright lights and big pay of the Premier League.

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Standing at 6-feet-5-inches tall and just a month past his 17th birthday, Donnarumma’s name has already been linked to all of the top clubs throughout Europe, as AC Milan will miss out on the Champions League for a third straight season.