There remains great uncertainty when it comes to predicting who’ll be starting in goals for Real Madrid next season, with Gianluigi Donnarumma now entering a conversation which had previously been dominated by current shot-stopper Keylor Navas and Manchester United’s David de Gea.
The 18-year-old Italian, who has been starting for AC Milan for the past year and a half, is one of the most promising goalkeepers on the planet and he has been offered to those in the Real Madrid hierarchy at various points during the 2016/17 season.
As the Gazzetta dello Sport have reported, he has rejected three offers to renew his current contract past its summer 2018 expiry date and his agent Mino Raiola has offered him to Real Madrid and to Manchester United, whether for an immediate switch or for free next summer.
The relationship between Real Madrid and Raiola has improved, following troubled negotiations in the summer of 2016 when Los Blancos investigated the possibility of signing Paul Pogba.
For Los Blancos, they would want the player to have the patience to remain in Italy for a further year or to sit tight until their current situation becomes clearer, with the Spanish club needing to decide between Navas, who finished the season in good form, and the long-sought-after De Gea.
If a move for the Spanish international goalkeeper does materialise, the Jose Mourinho could be the one to swoop for Donnarumma, making him the replacement at Old Trafford.