AC Milan will soon have to sit down at the negotiating table again with Mino Raiola to discuss the renewal of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
As Calciomercato.com report, the Rossoneri have a legitimate desire to return to playing in the Champions League, and have shown their intent through the signings of Sandro Tonali and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
There are talks to bring Tiemoue Bakayoko back and the management will aim to give Stefano Pioli a new right-back in case of Calabria’s exit, as well as a centre-back.
These moves could be important when it comes to starting negotiations for the renewal of Donnarumma’s contract. Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara have moved without hesitation and have shown just how serious they are about carrying out Elliott’s project, which moves some way to perhaps satisfying some of the doubts Raiola has.
Donnarumma has repeatedly reiterated his strong bond with Milan and the desire to be part of the club for a long time, but Raiola is a man who knows how to get the best for his clients.
In addition, a number of top European clubs are circling as well as Juventus domestically, and they would immediately try to exploit even the slightest hole left by Milan.
That is why Maldini and co. cannot afford to let the matter drag out too long, but they will begin discussions at the end of the market.
The certainty of ideas and a future marked by stability could be even more important than the size of the salary or the release clause that Raiola hopes to insert.