GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS
AC Milan have confirmed contract-rebel keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has left the club.
The 22-year-old stopper’s deal runs out next month and the Italian have refused to match his wage demands after drawn-out talks.
Milan technical director Paolo Maldini told reporters: “He [Donnarumma] has been a protagonist of this season.
“It’s getting more and more difficult to find players who start in a team and always end up staying.
“The roads with Gigio are splitting, I can only wish him the best.”
Former wonderkid Donnarumma has been linked with several top European clubs, including Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea.
Meanwhile, David de Gea’s penalty miss consigned Manchester United to a dramatic Europa League final loss to Villarreal.
Unai Emery’s side won 11-0 on penalties, with every player on the pitch bar De Gea scoring.
Gerard Moreno had given Villarreal the lead against the run of play on the half hour mark, after being lost by Luke Shaw and evading Victor Lindelof.
Solskjaer cajoled his side at the break, and his side were soon level.
Edinson Cavani was in the right place at the right time, as he so often is, to prod the Red Devils level in the 55th minute.
No one could snatch a winner within 90 minutes, however, and the match went to extra time in Gdansk.
The match meandered on, with both goalkeepers rarely tested.
And it then went to a marathon penalty shoot-out, with every penalty going in before De Gea’s tame kick was denied by Geronimo Rulli.
And finally, Roma boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing former Leicester City star Demarai Gray.
Rumours suggest the Portuguese manager wants reinforcements with the English winger believed to be on his shortlist.
According to Sky Sport Germany journalist Max Bielefeld, the Serie A side are keen on signing Gray.
The 24-year-old only joined Bayer Leverkusen in January, signing an 18-month contract with the Bundesliga club.