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Report: Manchester United want to sign 6ft 5in Italian international

Manchester United are chasing the signature of AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to talkSPORT.

However, the news outlet goes on to suggest the Red Devils could face stiff competition for the 17-year-old prodigy’s services, with Juventus and Chelsea also believed to be interested.

Donnarumma, who’s widely regarded as the best young goalkeeper in the world right now, made his first-team debut for the Rossoneri last year and has been a key player in their starting eleven ever since.

AC Milan are reportedly aware of the interest in Donnarumma and are ready to offer him an improved contract, but all three interested clubs are in better financial positions than the 7-time European champions and could offer the teenager better financial packages.

Donnarumma is dubbed as the next Gianluigi Buffon and has already made his debut for Italy’s senior national team.

He’s also started in AC Milan’s all 12 Serie A games so far this season, winning the man-of-the-match award on two occasions.

Even though the Italian giants cannot match the financial ability of the interested clubs, their financial situation will improve soon, as Silvio Berlusconi has already agreed to sell the club to a Chinese consortium next year.

AC Milan’s future owners are thought to be keen to turn the team into genuine challengers for the title as well as the Champions League, so it’s hard to imagine the Rossoneri selling one of their key players.