Why Liverpool must hijack move for European sensation available at bargain £20m price

Liverpool must enter the reported race to sign AC Milan sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer transfer window.

The Sun claim that Manchester United and Man City are battling for the signature of the 18-year-old star, who is viewed as the best upcoming goalkeeper in the world.

It is understood that the teenage shot stopper has told friends he will be moving to the Premier League in the summer and the two Manchester clubs are battling for him.

The report details Donnarumma could be available for just £20million as his contract has just one year remaining.

The Italian set to turn down offers from Milan to stay at the San Siro and has his heart set on a move to England, with Man City wiling to offer £70,000-a-week wages.

Liverpool need to pounce for the goalkeeper as he could be the perfect solution for their problem area, with both Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius picking up their critics during the course of the season.

The Merseyside club have been lacking a world-class number one in recent years and can’t expect to win trophies consistently without one.

The reported £20million sum could turn out to be a bargain for an 18-year-old that is already proven in European football.

Donnarumma is already performing well beyond his years and has made 70 senior appearances for Milan, keeping 22 clean sheets in that time.

He has also racked up three full international caps already and is seen as the successor to icon Gianluigi Buffon for his country.

The goalkeeper has been the first-choice option at the San Siro this year and everything points to him being a future star.