Wantaway AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has faced the backlash of angry supporters during Italy Under 21s’ recent clash with Denmark Under 21s at the European Championships.
News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract at San Siro and would instead be seeking pastures new.
Teenager Donnarumma was given his opportunity by Milan back in 2015 and has since established himself as first choice, though angry fans have greeted the latest news with a torrent of anger and the throwing of fake wads of cash.
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According to AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be allowed to leave AC Milan this summer.
The 18-year-old goalkeeper told Milan last week he did not wish to renew his contract, which runs until the summer of 2018, opening up the prospect of a possible transfer this summer.
However, Mirabelli has insisted the Italy international won’t be sold, despite the San Siro club running the risk of losing the highly coveted keeper for free next summer.
“Donnarumma is a great champion, a great guy and a Milan player,” Mirabelli told Sportitalia.
AC Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not renew his contract at San Siro, the club have announced, setting up a domino effect that will impact Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Donnarumma is without a doubt the best young goalkeeper in Europe, but his agent Mino Raiola, has bigger plans for his client than the seven-time European champions.
Raiola has told Milan CEO Marco Fassone that the 18-year-old goalkeeper will not be extending his contract at his boyhood club, which has 12 months to run.
‘Mino Raiola has informed me of the decision not to renew Donnarumma’ said Fassone.
New head coach Luciano Spalletti wants an Inter team that measures up to the club’s rich history but concedes there is plenty of work to be done at San Siro.
Spalletti, who was confirmed as Inter boss last Friday, met the press for the first time on Wednesday, and had some interesting comments about making Inter competitive again:
“We need to bring Inter back to where their history tells us they should be,” he told a news conference.
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The news is not a surprise. Inter have announced that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team. The new coach, who has signed a two-year contract, will be unveiled at a media conference at Suning Training Centre in memory of Angelo Moratti next Wednesday.
But Spalletti is not waiting until next week to get his message out as he made the rounds on Friday, talking to the media and insisting that Inter “are the best that can be aspired to” and warns players “must convince us that they’re worthy” of the Nerazzurri, not vice versa.
Diego Costa will be the subject of discussion when AC Milan meet up with Jorge Mendes.
The agent spoke with Milan directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli briefly in Cardiff prior to the Champions League final and further talks are planned this week.
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has been asked to earmark players to sell ahead of bringing others in and Costa is the most high profile sacrifice as the club look to broker a British record deal with Everton for Romelu Lukaku.
Costa’s decision to go public with Conte’s choice to sell him will not help Chelsea as they look to sell the 28-year-old for the highest price.
Benevento are in Serie A for the first time in their history after beating Carpi 1-0 in the Serie B promotion play-off Final.
They go into the top flight along with Hellas Verona and Spal. It’ll be the first time we see a Campania Derby in Serie A since Avellino-Napoli in 1987-88.
The first leg ended 0-0 at Carpi’s Stadio Cabassi and the decider was at Benevento’s Stadio Vigorito, where the hosts were hoping for a second consecutive promotion.
Just a year ago, they were celebrating their first ever foray into Serie B, but were here on the verge of an historic step into the top flight.
It’s not even mid-June yet and AC Milan have signed three players already, the latest being defender Ricardo Rodriguez who arriving from Wolfsburg for a fee in the region of €17 million.
The Swiss international follows Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie in joining the Rossoneri, as supporters revel in what could be a defining summer for the Italian giants.
It does not look like the Rossoneri, under the new ownership of a wealthy Chinese consortium, are done signing players, with a further trio of deals said to be in the pipeline.
What is the going rate for a striker in today’s transfer market? It appears to be at least €100m. That is the price that Manchester United have been told they need to pay by Torino if they want 23-year-old striker Andrea Belotti.
That is the value of Belotti’s release clause and Torino president Urbano Cairo has told Gazetta dello Sport that if United want the striker, who scored 25-goals last season, that is what they need to pay.
“I’m not thinking about selling Belotti. Belotti is my player, we only renewed his contract recently. Our objective is to keep him” said Cairo.
Next season’s UEFA Europa League group stage is beginning to take shape, with Arsenal, Lazio, Atalanta, Lyon and Villarreal among 13 of the eventual 16 automatic qualifiers now known.
Europa League Automatic Qualifiers
- Spain: Villarreal, Real Sociedad
- Germany: Köln, Hertha Berlin
- England: Arsenal
- Italy: Lazio, Atalanta
- Portugal: Guimarães
- France: Lyon
- Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva
- Ukraine: Zorya Luhansk
- Belgium: Zulte Waregem
- Holland: Vitesse
- Turkey: Konyaspor
- Switzerland: Lugano
These teams would, as it stands, are assured of a UEFA Europa League group place next season.
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