AC Milan open to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Donnarumma transfer swap

Ronaldo has reportedly told his Portugal teammates that he is 'determined' to walk away from Real Madrid

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AC Milan would be prepared to discuss a possible swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Donnarumma, club director Massimiliano Mirabelli has said.

Ronaldo has reportedly told his Portugal teammates that he is "determined" to walk away from Real Madrid and “there is no going back” after it first emerged on Friday morning that he wants to leave the club.

According to Portuguese daily A Bola, the 32-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup, has been left angered at his treatment by Spanish tax authorities and now wishes to leave the country.

The forward has subsequently been linked with a move to a number of European clubs and Mirabelli has joked that AC Milan would be happy to engage in transfer discussions with Real over a possible deal for Ronaldo.

He told Corriere dello Sport: “If Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and they want Donnarumma, then we’re ready to talk to President Florentino Perez.”

While reports suggest Ronaldo is set to leave the Bernabeu this summer, Milan’s Donnarumma has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital after snubbing fresh contract terms at the San Siro.

Mirabelli said he is disappointed to have seen the 18-year-old make such a decision.

“We wanted to make him a symbol of Milan for our fans and Gigio had everything required to fill that role,” he added.

“He would’ve had the captain’s armband and, frankly, it was an enormous offer, considering his young age and Milan’s situation: €25m net over five years means €50m gross for the club.

“On a human level, we were upset, especially as there was no chance for negotiation. It’s not true that on Thursday there was tension with Raiola and we argued with him. We both simply took stock of the situation and went our separate ways.

“We are upset, naturally, just as our fans are. And I say that with the utmost respect for Gigio and Raiola: everyone is free to make whatever decision they deem right.”

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