Why Donnarumma has put AC Milan contract talks on hold
30 November at 13:52AC Milan are negotiating with Mino Raiola over the contract extension of his top client Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian shot-stopper turns 18 in February and the rossoneri want him to sign a contract extension by that date.
Trouble is, there are many clubs interested in signing the 17-year-old shot-stopper, including Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid and Mino Raiola has informer the club that their offer of € 2 million a year is not enough for his highly rated client.
As today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reports, however, the real reason behind new contract negotiations stalling is the uncertainty over the club’s future owners. Chinese consortium Sino-Europe are expected to compete the club’s acquisition by the 13th of January, but many reports are suggesting that the closing date could be delayed, not to mention that potential owners are still unknown to the public.
Even if Silvio Berlusconi has recently claimed that he’s aware of identities of AC Milan buyers, Raiola and Donnarumma want to know their identities and their projects for the future of the club ahead of committing the goalkeeper’s future to the San Siro hierarchy.
Lorenzo Bettoni @lorebetto