According to Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Arsenal have made an enquiry about signing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The Gunners are set to lose Petr Cech this summer when his contract expires next month, meaning they either need to find a back-up for current number one Bernd Leno or a new first choice for Unai Emery.
Tuttomercatoweb report that the Spanish manager isn’t completely convinced by the 2018 arrival, and is interested in the Italy international who would cost around €70m (£61.8m) to prise away from the San Siro.
Leno certainly improved as the 2018/19 campaign went on, but one of his consistent weaknesses appeared to be his struggle to command his area from set pieces.
If Emery is looking for an upgrade on the German in those terms, the AC stopper looks to be the perfect candidate.
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The 20-year-old has been photographed on a number of occasions in recent months both punching and catching the ball from set-piece situations, including against giant Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
There is no doubt that Arsenal need to strengthen in the next few months if they want to push on and progress in the Premier League and the Champions League – winning the Europa League permitting – and bringing Donnarumma to the Emirates would certainly be a good start.
However, his reported price tag will surely scare the north London outfit off permanently given they need to boost other areas of their team as well.