Manchester United’s pursuit of Gianluigi Donnarumma looks set to end in failure as the teenager will reportedly be offered a new deal with AC Milan.
At just 16 years of age, the Italian broke the record for becoming the youngest goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance when he made his debut against Sassuolo last month.
An injury to first-choice stopper Diego Lopez has promoted Donnarumma up the pecking order and enabled him to start for the San Siro side in their last four games.
With interest being generated from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich, it is
vital that AC Milan tie in their youngster to a longer deal.
His current contract runs until 2018, but it is being reported in the Daily Mirror that he will be offered a £1m-a-year deal to stay with the Italian giants.
AC boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has faith in the teenager, as he has shown by playing him in recent weeks.
The Serbian coach said: “I don’t look at age, I look at whether someone is good or not. The lad trains well and right now gives me more confidence.”
With Sergio Romero not instilling much confidence in the Old Trafford faithful with his early season
performances, and Victor Valdes frozen out of first-team action, it would make sense for Louis van Gaal to move for a goalkeeper this January.
However, it may be that LVG has to turn his attentions elsewhere in his search for a stopper.
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