CorSera: Donnarumma wants to renew but asks for two guarantees; Gazidis’ offer outlined

By Oliver Fisher -

Gianluigi Donnarumma has his heart set on signing a new long-term deal with AC Milan, a report claims, but he needs two guarantees.

A new crossroads has emerged regarding Donnarumma’s future just as it did in 2017 as his current deal expires in 2021, meaning a renewal must be agreed before next season or Milan must consider selling the 21-year-old to avoid the risk of losing him on a free next year.

According to Sunday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanLive), a face to face meeting with Ivan Gazidis is expected later this month. The deal is not easy, but the CEO will offer a salary of €5m or €5.5m per season plus bonuses to reach the current €6m and possibly even exceed it.

The certainty is that Donnarumma wants to stay at Milan as he is tied to the club and would like to continue his development, but he asks for guarantees – both economically (the salary) and on the sporting side (the club’s project).

An advantage for Milan is that Donnarumma’s valuation has dropped due to the Coronavirus emergency. Raiola himself is aware that this is the worst time to sell, and that’s why the best solution for everyone is a short-term renewal, expiring in 2023 or 2024, and then addressing a longer term deal in a year.

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