Chelsea Transfers: 5 Goalkeepers Who Could Replace Thibaut Courtois This Summer

4. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

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By far one of the best young goalkeepers in the world, Gianluigi Donnarumma was AC Milan's first choice between the sticks at the tender age of just 17. Now 19-years-old, Donnarumma has shown no sign of slowing down, and already has a trophy to his name - the Italian Super Cup.

If Chelsea were serious about signing Donnarumma, there's no doubt that he would cost more than double his current market price (£36m). But with the future in mind, Donnarumma would be an excellent choice insofar as long-term goals are considered. Most goalkeepers retire at around 40-years-old; if this is to be the case with the Italian youngster, then he has a whopping 21 years left to play.

Most clubs would see the potential Gianluigi Donnarumma has and snatch him up, but with the price tag likely to be a ridiculous amount of money, it could deter clubs like Chelsea, even with their vast wealth, from making an official bid.


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