AC Milan have taken a big step forward in their efforts to keep Ismael Bennacer beyond the end of his current deal, but there are some very specific conditions regarding the release clause.
As has been reported by various outlets, including Gianluca Di Marzio, the club are set to insert a €50 million release clause in the Algerian’s new contract.
The new deal will run until 2027 and will see him earn €4 million per season and bonuses. The release clause of €50m has to be paid in one instalment by any prospective buyer.
It also does not apply to Italian clubs, meaning a team like Juventus would not be able to swipe Bennacer from Milan.
The clause is also not going to be valid in the summer of 2023, only in the following transfer windows.
Milan hope that by agreeing on this deal, they will not only keep the midfielder but also ensure they get a good transfer fee for him should he leave in the near future.