Chelsea and Man Utd in Competition Over ‘Next Gianluigi Buffon’

Chelsea and Man Utd have been joined by Liverpool in pursuit of AC Milan’s highly-rated goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to reports. The youngster, who will turn 17 this week, has been touted as the ‘next Gianluigi Buffon’.

He has already made occupied the spot of the first-choice goalkeeper and has attracted attentions from all the major clubs in the world.

Chelsea and Man Utd have already expressed their interests in the player. Now Italian source Tuttosport has claimed that Liverpool have also joined the race. The report claims that Barcelona and Ajax are also interested in the youngster.

The West Londoners’ interest in the player was confirmed by their goalkeeper Marco Amelia earlier this month.

“Perhaps he’s spoken about more abroad,” Amelia said. “I’m here in London, and he’s talked about so much by our scouts here in London and by our goalkeeping coaches. Donnarumma is being followed by many clubs, but I’m sure Milan will keep him because they need players who will stay in the Rossoneri shirt for many years.

“He’s made his own path, and this year he’s shown himself to be ready.
“Young lads with good physiques are a dime a dozen, but it’s his attitude and personality that set him apart. If you talk to him, he seems like a 25 or 30-year-old, but he’s not yet 17.”