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Manchester United could replace David De Gea with AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma after the Italian informed friends he is ready to move to English football.

Mike McGrath of The Sun reported the Red Devils will have to battle Manchester City for the goalkeeper, who could be available for as little as £20 million. The world-class youngster has just one year left of his deal at the San Siro, allowing him to move for a reduced fee. 

Spanish outlet Diario Gol (h/t Luke Gardener of the Daily Star) reported De Gea’s decision on his own career is crucial as United attempt to complete the signing of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez. Los Blancos are “determined” to capture the Spain No. 1, and if De Gea decides to move back to the Spanish capital, all parties can agree a suitable transfer package.

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 09: Gianluigi Donnarumma goalkeeper of Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 9, 2017 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

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Donnarumma is considered the best teenage goalkeeper in the world, and Milan were expected to retain the prodigy.

According to Italian newspaper La Verita (h/t Goal), AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi recently said the 18-year-old is not for sale under any circumstances after rumours of City’s initial interest.

“Gigio is one of Milan’s jewels,” said Berlusconi. “He’s a gorgeous product of our youth system, he feels strong attachment in his heart to the jersey and the Rossoneri colours. For us he’s completely off the market.”

However, latest reports appear to believe the stopper has had a change of heart and will swap Milan for Manchester.

Here is the player in action:

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