CM: Interest from Chelsea and Juventus not a threat as Milan aim to tie down star defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli is set to have a key role in the club’s future despite the imminent revolution with a new deal on the cards.

As Calciomercato.com reports, it was 11 August 2015 when Alessio Romagnoli – after the expiration of his loan to Sampdoria – moved from Roma to the Rossoneri for €25million after the explicit request of then-manager Sinisa Mihajlovic to sign the Italian.

Romagnoli has developed into a leading role that has gradually grown in significance over the last few seasons, though it would be a bit too premature to consider the 25-year-old one of the best centre-backs in Europe.

The goal, after the lockdown, is to take the team by the hand and guide them into a new era with the help of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who can influence the attitude of Romagnoli and instil that champion mentality.

With the almost certain farewell of Ibra, Romagnoli will be the single man in charge and Milan aims to tie down his long-term future.

Talks with Mino Raiola have been positive regarding an extension of his current deal, which expires in 2022, with interest from Juventus and Chelsea not deemed as a threat.

The Rossoneri management have already set aside a sizeable budget that will surpass the current €3.5million annual salary, and it is possible that the decisive meeting will happen this summer as Milan look to secure a pillar for the future.

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