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Donnarumma shuts down Milan questions at Italy press conference amid social media 'uproar'

Goal.com logo Goal.com 26-06-2017

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma refused to answer questions related to his club future at a press conference on Monday and has apologised for the 'uproar created around him.

The 18-year-old has a year remaining on his contract with the Rossoneri, but his agent Mino Raiola has indicated that the teenager will not sign a new deal.

Donnarumma farce has been a PR disaster for Raiola​

The latest twist in the tale came when Donnarumma seemed to change his mind and pledge his future to Milan on Instagram, only to later claim his account had been hacked.

Donnarumma, who also denied rumours of a split with Raiola on social media at the weekend, is preparing to face Spain in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Tuesday and he apologised for the bizarre social media incidents.

"I wanted to come here," Donnarumma said at the media conference on Monday. "I wanted to show that I'm calm and thinking about tomorrow's game. I'm sorry this uproar has been created around me.

"Now I'm just thinking about the Spain game, my future will be spoken about after the national team. Social media can be both fun and not, but I use it to pass a bit of time."

Donnarumma insisted he is not worried about his performances after making errors in the last group game against Czech Republic.

"I haven't had time to think about mistakes, but it's not a matter of my mentality," he added.

"I'm here to think about the national team and winning this European Championship."

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Raiola, whose other clients include Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has also had his say on the ongoing drama between himself, Milan and Donnarumma.

He posted on Twitter: "'Tweets between me and Gigi are tweets of friendship. After Euros we'll meet Milan. Now the national team is important."

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