AC Milan want to renew Mike Maignan’s contract and the player wishes to stay, however it will not be a straightforward negotiation as per a report this morning.
Today’s edition of Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) states that Maignan is one of the undisputed leaders of this Milan team and for this reason one of the priorities among the management at present is his contract renewal.
The Frenchman’s current deal expires in 2026 and he earns €2.8m. Talks with his agents have already begun and they start from a good position, which is the fact that Maignan wishes to remain at the club and in the city where he feels very happy.
However, this alone cannot be enough to reach an agreement because there is the economic aspect, including a more than deserved salary increase which has been requested by the former Lille player.
The first request was €8m net per year, a figure well above the cap envisaged by the ownership, but Milan does not want to lose Maignan and will therefore continue negotiations with his entourage, with the hope of reaching an agreement soon.
If they run into difficulties then there are no shortage of top European clubs watching on and ready to pounce, such as Manchester United and Chelsea in the Premier League and above all Bayern Munich.