Discussions about Mike Maignan’s AC Milan renewal have been in the pipeline for several weeks. Whilst there is European interest in the Frenchman, the club has confidence that he will sign a new deal with the Rossoneri.
It was revealed a while ago that the figures that Maignan and Milan had in mind were not as far apart as once imagined, and partnering this with the information about the Frenchman’s interest in signing a new deal with the club, there is hope for a new deal.
Calciomercato.com have revealed that whilst his deal expires in 2026, there is a desire to extend the contract as soon as possible, with the target being to negotiate his deal until 2028 by the end of the current season.
The goalkeeper is an indispensable member of the Diavolo’s squad for several reasons. Firstly, he is a key figure in the dressing room. Then, there is the knowledge of his ability. There are no debates about his quality and the value that he brings to the squad, being one of the best in the world in his position.
The plans are to meet in the next few weeks to find a solution. Maignan is believed to ask for a raise on his current €2.8million net salary per year, to a deal similar to Leao’s – somewhere in the region of €7m net per year. Milan’s first offer is believed to be around €5m net, with bonuses based on team and individual performances.
However, until a deal is signed, there is always the risk that he could move. Bayern Munich have held a long-term interest in the shot-stopper and remain interested. Alternatively, the report suggests that Chelsea are believed to be interested too, with the Frenchman believed to be ‘among the London club’s priorities’ during the summer transfer window.