Montella: Donnarumma master of his own destiny

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has revealed that he will patiently wait on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s decision over a new contract.

Donnarumma's future at the Serie A side was cast into doubt after he turned down a new contract offer from the Rossoneri, fueling speculation about a potential move to Manchester United.

However, Montella has had a chat with the 18-year-old's family and appears to be calm about the situation, but admitted that the ball is firmly in Donnarumma's court.

“I have a good relationship with the family,” Montella told Sky.

“They’re simple people, close to the values of life. They invited me for a coffee and I very gladly accepted.

“Donnarumma’s future? I don’t think it depends on Milan and it doesn’t depend on me. The lad is reflecting on things with his entourage and it’s right for him to reflect.

“He deserves to be waited for, and we hope he’ll decide on Milan. We’re waiting, goalkeeper is an important role and we hope he’ll pick Milan.”