CorSera: Stand-off between Raiola and Milan begins over Donnarumma – compromise needed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will soon sit down at the negotiating table with agent Mino Raiola to discuss the renewal of Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper is under contract until June 2021, meaning the Rossoneri management are in a bit of a rush to get his future resolved given he could leave for free in less than a year.

Thursday’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) analyses the delicate situation regarding Donnarumma’s renewal, which is described as ‘difficult but feasible’.

Milan will be able to count on the player’s desire to stay which will be an important factor in negotiations. The fact he has always declared his will to remain could be to the advantage of the club.

The request for a salary increase, however, is one that was agreed between the goalkeeper himself and his agent and this represents the inevitable pitfall, especially for a club like Milan that has established a precise policy regarding the salaries they pay out.

The two parties must essentially find an agreement halfway. Having ascertained that Donnarumma’s first requests would include a substantial increase, the Rossoneri’s response could be about halfway between Donnarumma’s current salary of €6m-a-year net and the possible demands of the agent, so a figure around €7-8m per season.

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