Date: 27th March 2016 at 5:30pm
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Manchester United have reportedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Italy youth international starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to Tuttosport (via the Express).

The 13-time Premier League champions, who currently sit sixth in the English top-flight standings, despite defeating arch rivals Manchester City 1-0 last weekend at the Etihad Stadium, are thought to be long-term admirers of AC Milan’s highly-rated goalkeeper.

The 17-year-old, who has featured for Italy’s Under-21 squad, has kept eight clean sheets in 22 league appearances so far this season for the Serie A giants.

Donnarumma, who has been widely tipped as his country’s next Gianluigi Buffon, stands tall at 6ft 5in.

The youngster only made his first-team debut for the San Siro outfit back in October 2015, since replacing the experienced Diego Lopez between the sticks.

Despite Milan being eager to hang onto their prized asset, who is also attracting interest from La Liga sides FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the report suggests that the Italians could be forced to sell the talented Donnarumma as the club look to balance the books this summer – with a figure of £32m being mentioned.

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