CM: Milan close to securing extension of key defender after positive talks – the details

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are not just working on building the squad during the January window but also armouring those players who have become part of the foundations of it.

One player who has become one of those pillars is Davide Calabria, with the right-back having rebounded from a difficult 2019-20 campaign due to injuries, suspensions and poor form to make the starting spot his and ultimately win the battle against Andrea Conti, who left for Parma today.

As Calciomercato.com reports, the 24-year-old Primavera product has had ‘a magical year’ as he has seized a spot in the starting XI, has shown he can play midfield and has also made his first appearances for Italy.

He has impressed Milan to the point that they are working to renew his contract expiring on 30 June 2022 and started talks some time ago. The report adds that the last few days there has been a new dialogue between the club’s leaders and the agents of Calabria and they have been largely positive.

There is no rush, but the basic idea is an extension until 2024 or 2025 with a small wage increase, for which there are no big problems regarding the figures.

“The signature isn’t there yet, but it’s getting closer and closer,” the report concludes.

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