With 90 days until the expiration of Hakan Calhanoglu’s contract, there is still nothing to suggest that a signature is imminent causing some fans to panic.
According to a report from il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), the Milan management and Calhanoglu’s agent Gordon Stipic are separated by €1million in terms of offer and demand. Milan have tabled a bid of €4m net per season plus bonuses while the demand is €5m plus bonuses.
The distance therefore is far from unbridgeable and could be compensated by more conspicuous bonuses, while the paper adds that there is optimism and serenity between the parties, who are confident of closing the agreement within a few weeks.
His signing could come when Milan will have the mathematical certainty of reaching the Champions League, seven years after having last been involved, as that would be a guarantee of higher revenues that the club would look to exploit.