Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United are all reportedly eyeing a move for Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has already grown frustrated at PSG.
According to a report from Italian publication Calciomercato.it, Gianluigi Donnarumma is already disgruntled at Paris Saint-Germain over a lack of game-time coming his way, which has alerted several top clubs across Europe including Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United.
Donnarumma signed for PSG this past summer on a free transfer after his contract with boyhood club AC Milan ran out. While he was widely expected to replace Keylor Navas as the first-choice goalkeeper at Parc des Princes, that has not been the case as Mauricio Pochettino has rotated him with incumbent Keylor Navas so far this season.
As a result, the 22-year-old Donnarumma has made just two appearances across all competitions for PSG since his big move, managing to keep a solitary clean sheet. The situation that he finds himself in is said to have made the Italian international unhappy, especially after his exploits with the national team at the UEFA Euro 2020.
This has opened the door for fresh speculations surrounding his future, with the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United said to be keeping tabs on Donnarumma’s situation in the French capital.
Barcelona had been linked with a move for Donnarumma quite heavily before he signed for PSG. The fact that he is represented by Mino Raiola, who has close ties with the Catalan club’s president, Joan Laporta, means that rumours linking him with Camp Nou are never far away. And a move to the La Liga giants could be worth looking into, given the current situation.
Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona are considering the prospect of offloading Marc-Andre ter Stegen, which would leave a gaping hole in the goalkeeping department at Camp Nou, especially with second-choice custodian, Neto, also angling for an exit. Should such a situation arise, Donnarumma would be a viable target for the Blaugrana.
The links to Chelsea, however, are a bit surprising considering that they already have two quality shot-stoppers in the form of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. The former has been a huge hit since arriving from Rennes last year while the latter has shown signs of resurgence under Thomas Tuchel and has done well whenever called upon.
Even in case of Kepa leaving in search of first-team opportunities, Donnarumma arriving at Stamford Bridge would leave him in a situation not too dissimilar to the one he finds himself in at PSG. The same holds true for the links to Manchester United as well. David de Gea, after a couple of dodgy seasons, is well and truly back to his best in the early parts of the new season.
With Dean Henderson waiting in the wings to take over, Donnarumma would not be the automatic first-choice should he make his way to Old Trafford unless one of them decides to leave Manchester United permanently between now and next season.
The report also adds that a return to Italy could be on the cards for the 22-year-old with the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan also interested. It remains to be seen if there is any truth to these claims and if there is, the situation is unlikely to please PSG.