Gianluigi Donnarumma set to leave AC Milan after refusing to sign new contract

by Leo Nieboer

David de Gea looks set to remain at Manchester United this summer as AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks to be on course for a move to the Bernabeu instead.

Various reports have claimed that Zinedine Zidane had reignited the club’s interest in De Gea two years after seeing a deal for the Spaniard fall through.

Man United have expressed their confidence in keeping the 26-year-old at Old Trafford this summer in the wake of securing Champions League football next season.

And Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Donnarumma, who made his AC Milan debut aged 16, would not extend his contract with the Serie A side, paving the way for a move to Madrid.

Madrid were always going to chase after a new keeper this summer following a substandard campaign from Keylor Navas. The question, of course, revolved around whether they would go down the same path that proved so rocky for them just two years ago.

But ever since reports emerged claiming that De Gea, unlike under Louis van Gaal, would not push for a move to the Bernabeu, it felt as if the saga was finally fizzling out – and will not return if Donnarumma, one of the finest prospects between the sticks in world football, does complete a move to Spain this summer.

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