FIFA’s plans to move the summer transfer window could help Chelsea land AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, according to the Daily Mail.
Donnarumma has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge amid speculation over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Spanish keeper Kepa was recently dropped by Blues boss Frank Lampard, who has been tipped to replace him.
FIFA have indicated they will allow the summer transfer window to be moved.
And the Mail suggest that will create a buyer’s market in which Chelsea will be in a strong position to snap up Donnarumma, whose Milan contract expires next year.
The Mail also believe it could affect Arsenal’s chances of keeping striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose contract is also up in 2021.
With football having been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA have accepted that changes to the sport’s calendar are unavoidable.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly changed all the factual circumstances around football for this season,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino in a recent statement.
“So, FIFA, together with the stakeholders, has come up with some practical ideas and proposals to tackle these new circumstances.
“Whilst this will not solve each and every problem, it should serve to bring a measure of stability and clarity to football for the foreseeable future.
“One thing must be clear to everyone, especially now: health comes first, well before football.”