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Chelsea, Manchester United 'suffer blow in Gianluigi Donnarumma pursuit'

Chelsea, Man United 'suffer blow in Donnarumma pursuit'
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Gianluigi Donnarumma is reportedly close to agreeing a bumper new contract with AC Milan in a possible transfer blow for Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out on the chance to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma as the goalkeeper plans to remain at AC Milan.

The Premier League pair have both been tipped to move for the Italy international, who has already made close to 250 appearances for Milan despite only recently turning 22.

Donnarumma is due to become a free agent at the end of the campaign, but talkSPORT claims that the youngster has been persuaded to put pen to paper on fresh terms.

It is suggested that Donnarumma will earn up to £6m annually when he formally signs the new long-term deal.

That would also be a major blow for Serie A rivals Juventus, having themselves been touted as a possible destination for the Naples-born stopper.

Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is also out of contract in the next two months, though Milan did manage to tie veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a 12-month extension last week.

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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