Now this would be a turn up for the books – but then again keeping Mino Raiola out of the headlines has always proved difficult.
AC Milan star Gianluigi Donnarumma could leave the club on a free transfer next summer, after complications in his new contract emerged.
The Italian goalkeeping sensation only penned the new deal last July – amidst intense transfer speculation – but his agent Raiola is already looking to have it “annulled”.
According to reports in Italy, Milan failed to file the release clause demanded by Donnarumma and Raiola with their signatures, with the agent now looking to declare the contract null and void.
As the Serie A side failed to honour their side of the bargain, the deal may well be deemed irrelevant.
Reports in Italy have claimed Donnarumma is suffering “moral abuse” and “psychological pressure” at Milan – whom he joined in 2013 from boyhood club Napoli.
Both player and agent Raiola had agreed on a £65m release clause should Milan qualify for the Champions League and £35m if not.
Now it would appear the player has no release fee at all in his contract after the paperwork was botched.
That would mean Donnarumma would revert back to his previous deal… set to expire in the summer of 2018.
With a host of clubs, including Manchester United, willing to part with upwards of £50m for the hot prospect last summer, they could now land the bargain of the century.
Most recently, PSG declared their interest in Donnarumma, with Raiola said to be deep in talks with the Ligue 1 giants.
Donnarumma somewhat surprisingly failed to leave the San Siro last summer, despite a host of suitors, signing a fresh six-year deal.
On the decision, the young stopper said: “Why didn’t I go to Real Madrid who have a lot of champions?
“Milan is my home… I thought staying was right thing to do.”
However, should Raiola get his wish to have the contract declared null and void, Donnarumma may now leave AC Milan for nothing in the summer.