CM: Renewal of star defender becomes a priority for Maldini – talks planned with Raiola

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management are beginning to think about the renewal of centre-back Alessio Romagnoli, according to a report.

As writes, head coach Stefano Pioli will be without a number of key players for tonight’s game against Inter which continues the ‘sliding doors’ theme of the season, i.e. constant recurring absences due to virus positivity, injuries, suspensions and rotation.

After his disqualification against Atalanta though, the captain will return to his place in the centre of the defence alongside Simon Kjaer, with the pair having kept a clean sheet in Cagliari last week.

Romagnoli is among the most precious assets of the entire squad having been here over half a decade, and the former Roma man’s contract expires in 2022, but Milan want to avoid another Donnarumma and Calhanoglu situation.

The captain intends to stay with the Rossoneri, especially now that the team has found a winning identity, and talks are expected soon with his agent Mino Raiola. It appears difficult to imagine he gets a pay rise from his current €3.5m net per season given the difficult financial situation and the balance of the locker room to protect, but the extension of Romagnoli is one of Maldini’s priorities.

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