By Wayne Veysey

29th Aug, 2020 | 10:47am

Exclusive: Chelsea offer 25-yr-old in exchange for Donnarumma

Chelsea are discussing signing AC Milan sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma in part-exchange for Kepa Arrizabalaga, Football Insider understands.

The Premier League big spenders have turned their attention to the Italy international, 21, in their search for a new goalkeeper, as revealed by this site yesterday.

A Chelsea source has told Football Insider the club have offered Arrizabalaga, 25, on loan in exchange for Donnarumma heading to Stamford Bridge in a loan-to-buy deal.

The London club would take Donnarumma for a season with a view to signing him permanently next summer.

It is Chelsea’s latest attempt to structure a deal for the keeper they accept will be extremely hard to prise from the seven-times Champions League winners.

However, in the Blues’ favour is that Donnarumma has entered the final year of his contract at San Siro.

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Chelsea have turned their attention to a new number one with, as Football Insider revealed last month, Frank Lampard having lost faith in Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea accept the permanent deal sale of Arrizabalaga is difficult given his salary and dismal 2019-20 campaign.

Talks have taken place with Rennes over a deal for Mendy but Rennes want up to £45m for their number one and Chelsea are only willing to pay £22m.

Donnarumma is widely regarded as the outstanding young keeper in world football.

He has already amassed over 200 appearances for Milan in all competitions, as well as representing the Italy national side on 16 occasions.

In other Chelsea news, Frank Lampard has told N’Golo Kante to find a new club.