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Manchester City target ‘off the market’, according to his club’s president

AC Milan goalkeeper and reported Manchester City target Gianluigi Donnarumma is ‘completely off the market’, according to the Serie A club’s president Silvio Berlusconi.

Donnarumma has been linked with a world-record move to City in recent days, and is also thought to be on the radar of Manchester United, but the prospect of recruiting the 18-year-old this summer is looking increasingly unlikely for any club.

City are thought to be in search of a new goalkeeper, with Claudio Bravo failing to live up to expectations in his debut season at the club, Willy Caballero’s contract expiring at the end of the season, and Joe Hart’s chances of returning to the fold looking non-existent.

Talking to La Verita, Berlusconi said “He’s [Donnarumma] a gorgeous product of our youth system, he feels strong attachment in his heart to the jersey and the Rossoneri colours. For us, he’s completely off the market.”

The situation could, however, change, once AC Milan’s sale to Chinese investors is completed, but, as it stands, it seems that City may be forced to focus their efforts on recruiting a different goalkeeping target. The likes of Ederson, Geronimo Rulli and Jordan Pickford have all been linked with a summer move to the Etihad in the past few weeks.

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