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Juventus Transfer News: Latest Gianluigi Donnarumma and Emerson Palmieri Rumours

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IDecember 15, 2017

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 13:  Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan looks on during the Tim Cup match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 13, 2017 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
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Juventus could reportedly swap goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for Gianluigi Donnarumma, while the Italian champions are said to be keen on signing Roma's Emerson Palmieri.

Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola, wants the AC Milan goalkeeper to play for Juve or Paris Saint-Germain, according to Daniele Longo at Calciomercato.

Massimiliano Allegri's side could offer up to €50 million plus Szczesny for Donnarumma, with the two clubs enjoying a good relationship when it comes to transfers.

AC Milan supporters unfurled a banner showing their anger towards the goalkeeper during Wednesday's Coppa Italia clash over Verona:

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"Psychological violence by giving you €6m a season and signing your parasite brother? It's time to leave… our patience with you is over!” AC Milan fans are not holding back with Gianluigi Donnarumma 😳 (H/T @IFTVofficial) https://t.co/90ni02TOMO

Their actions stem from reports Donnarumma wants his current deal, which he signed in July and runs until 2021, cancelled because he signed it under "psychological pressure," per BBC Sport.

The supporters' banner left the teenager in tears and he had to be consoled by captain Leonardo Bonucci, per Callum Davis at the Telegraph.

Football editor Anthony Lopopolo provided a comprehensive summary of events: 

Anthony Lopopolo @sportscaddy

There's a lot of disinformation and rumours about Donnarumma's contract situation. So I reviewed what's been said and written, and here's the gist of it: https://t.co/b30zHd5CPK

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Meanwhile, Raiola has also come in for criticism, per beIN Sports correspondent Tancredi Palmeri:

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Wow. Milan director Mirabelli: “Raiola is the evilness. He damages Donnarumma, he damages Milan”. Back in June, Mirabelli negotiated with Donnarumma’s family without Raiola; Raiola reacted trying ship Donnarumma away, then asking to Milan to negotiate with them but not Mirabelli

It's difficult to know what will happen with regards to Donnarumma's future, but much may depend on how AC Milan fare for the rest of the campaign.

The club invested heavily over the summer but have underwhelmed and are seventh in the Serie A table.

The Rossoneri face an uphill battle to qualify for Champions League football, and failure to do so may mean the club are forced to sell key players next summer.

Juventus meanwhile could offer Roma €20 million for Emerson as they look for a potential replacement for Alex Sandro, who could depart in the summer, per La Repubblica (h/t Football Italia).

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 04:  Emerson Palmieri dos Santos of AS Roma in action during the TIM Cup match between AS Roma and SS Lazio at Stadio Olimpico on April 4, 2017 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
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Per WhoScored.com, the Brazilian has managed just 16 minutes of action in Serie A this season and could be tempted to move on.

Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has said Emerson may get a chance to impress in the first team soon:

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@MisterDiFra Di Francesco: "We're going to give Aleksandar Kolarov a breather at some point and Emerson Palmieri is pretty much ready – he'll probably play against Torino in the cup next week." #ASRoma #RomaCagliari #DiFra https://t.co/K8Qp0Z6fWY

The full-back has said that he is happy at Roma amid interest from Liverpool and Inter Milan, per Marc Williams at the Daily Star.

Emerson is very much behind Aleksandar Kolarov in the pecking order, and if Juventus do make a move, he may have a difficult decision to make over his future.

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