However, the west London outfit will likely face competition from French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain in their pursuit for Milan’s coveted player. Donnarumma, 21, has also in the past seasons been linked with a move elsewhere.
Nonetheless, PSG appear to be the favourites to win the race for Donnarumma, and they could even include Alphonse Areola, who currently plies his trade for Real Madrid on loan from the French side, as a makeweight in the deal, especially in the current circumstances from many clubs have been hit financially due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lampard will enter the market for Donnarumma but will face tough competition from French giants PSG
— Chelsea (@ouggi) April 21, 2020
The Blues currently have Kepa Arrizabalaga as their no.1 shot-stopper, but he appears to have lost coach Frank Lampard’s faith. He had for a few matches been snubbed in favour of veteran Willy Caballero by Lampard.
Kepa, for one, has failed to live up to the expectations that have been shouldered on him. He was brought on as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, in a deal that made him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
If Chelsea indeed land a deal for Donnarumma, chances are high Kepa will either be sold or will have to play second-fiddle to the Italian.