Gianluigi Donnarumma has told close friends he will be swapping Serie A for the Premier League this summer, reports say.
The AC Milan goalkeeper is considered the rightful heir to Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon and Manchester United are believed to be leading the race to sign him.
Donnarumma is still only 18 and is refusing to sign a fresh deal to extend his stay at Milan as United and Manchester City prepare offers.
The Sun claim City are prepared to offer Donnarumma £70,000 a week to join them and replace current No.1 Claudio Bravo.
United have been chasing Donnarumma for months with the club working frantically to find a replacement for Real Madrid-bound David de Gea.
De Gea is expected to seal a move to Real this summer after seeing a transfer two years ago collapse at the eleventh hour.
Donnarumma is viewed as the perfect goalkeeper to fill De Gea’s large shoes and Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring him to Old Trafford.
Donnarumma is considered the brightest goalkeeping prospect in Italy (Picture: Getty)
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The stopper’s current contract situation with Milan means either Manchester club could land him with a £20 million bid.
United will have sufficient funds available to spend on a goalkeeper should they sell De Gea to Real.
Donnarumma became Milan’s first-choice goalkeeper last season despite his tender age and has collected eleven clean sheets in Serie A this campaign.