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Donnarumma prepared to fire agent and sign with Milan

The saga looks like it is drawing to a conclusion.

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According to news on Mediaset Premium (and caught by Footy Italia as per usual), Gianluigi Donnarumma is prepared to get rid of his agent, Mino Raiola and sign with Milan.

This comes after Gigio’s father complained about the media circus surrouding his son - one largely fired up by Mino Raiola’s actions over the last week - including one ill-timed interview where Mino complained of ‘mobbing’ and ‘bullying’. Mino’s reports and comments have seemed to prove inaccurate, with Milan doing everything they can to ensure Donnarumma commits to a new contract - including meetings between Vincenzo Montella and Gigio’s father. Marco Fassone, the CEO of Milan has spoken publicily about his admiration for Gianluigi and his respect for Gigio’s future, and will take his final decision with grace.

Furthermore, it seems like the Donnarumma family are very unhappy with Raiola for making the decision via proxy. It is assumed at this point that no decision was made - or there was a miscommunication - and that Raiola turned down the contract.

News did break that Raiola would be willing to succumb to Milan’s demands (which aren’t unacceptable at all - they want a high release clause, while Raiola wanted a low one) to ensure that Donnarumma signed, but it seems too little, too late - and Raiola only seems to have managed to lose one of his brightest comments.