Juve mull Donnarumma approach

18 June 2017 08:05:38 EST

Italian champions Juventus have not ruled out making a move to try and sign Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The 18-year-old recently rejected the offer of a new contract at AC Milan, setting up the possibility that he will leave the San Siro this summer.

And Juve general manager Beppe Marotta says he and his colleagues will weigh up a possible approach, with a host of clubs in Spain and England thought to be interested in signing Donnarumma.

He told the Corriere della Sera: "Could Juve sign him? It is clear that Juve have the right to examine every opportunity. When a player is on the market we have a duty to try.

"Are we in for him? At the moment, no. He is a talent, then we have to distinguish between a talent and a champion."

Meanwhile, head coach Gigi Di Biagio is confident that Donnarumma will be able to ignore speculation about his future and play a full part for the Italy side currently at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland.

He told reporters: "I tried to isolate him as much as possible from this situation, but it isn't easy.

"In my view, this needs to help him grow, to reinforce his character and find the right balance. I am sure he won't have problems.

"Fortunately we are in Poland and far away from the speculation, but it's part of the job and the lads must learn how to live with this sort of thing."

AC Milan are a 10/1 shot to win Serie A next season, with Juventus priced at 4/7 and Inter Milan 9/1.

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