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Gianluigi Donnarumma showered with fake money by his own fans during Italy Under-21s match

Fans throw mock US Dollars at AC Milan contract rebel who is a target for several clubs this summer

And so it begins.

Angry fans threw fake bank notes at Gianluigi Donnarumma – causing Italy Under-21’s clash with Denmark to be halted.

The 18-year-old keeper has refused to sign a new AC Milan deal sparking a Europe-wide transfer battle.

As the AC Milan keeper directed traffic, bank notes were hurled in his direction

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Just out of shot – a faulty cash machine

And in the 35th minute of the Euro 2017 U21 Championships, the referee was forced to halt the clash for around a minute as the fake bank notes were removed from the pitch.

The Italian goalkeeper looked less than impressed with what was thrown in his direction, which will probably only anger the fans more.

Milan were left shell-shocked when Donnarumma rejected a new contract offer in the week.

The academy product, who made his senior debut aged 16, has just one year left on his current deal and is now facing a San Siro exit.

Helpers then ran onto the pitch to remove the bank notes so the game could continue

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This kid obviously rolled around in a pile of ‘money’ when he got home

Real Madrid are believed to be keen, as are big-spending French giants PSG.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta admits the Italian champs may end up targeting 18-year-old Donnarumma as the legendary Gianluigi Buffon prepares to enter his final season before retirement.

Italy fans held up a banner that read 'Dollarumma' highlighting their displeasure at his rejecting a contract with AC Milan

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Not the ‘Dollarumma’ banner

 

Juventus are the first to confirm their interest, with Marotta revealing: “Juve have every right examining the opportunities open to them.

“At the moment, we are not behind Donnarumma’s [decision], but you can add three dots of suspense to that.

“When such a goalkeeper is one the market, Juve have a duty to look into it. But anyway, at the moment we are working on Szczesny.”

And more is expected to be revealed after the game by Donnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was pleased that the game could get underway again after the dollar-bill incident

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Never has a young kid wanted to get down the tunnel so quickly

He is set to hold a press conference at some point tonight in Monte Carlo, where Italian news-site SempreMilan reports he will “blame Milan for not giving him a list of the new Chinese ownership and declining him a meeting with Yonghong Li”.

He will also claim they refused to give Donnarumma release clause if they miss out on Champions League qualification.

Fake dollar bills came down from the stands and temporarily delayed the game

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Fake dollar bills came down from the stands and temporarily delayed the game
Post-Football Stress Disorder is a serious issue