AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis is willing to derogate from his proposed salary ceiling to keep Gianluigi Donnarumma at the club, a report claims.
With his contract due to expire next summer, Milan must either agree a renewal with the 21-year-old goalkeeper or sell him in the upcoming window to avoid the risk of losing a prized asset on a free transfer.
According to Monday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), Gazidis is ready to make an exception in order to keep Donnarumma at the club despite rumours of a salary cap being imposed.
The paper claims that the Rossoneri CEO is ready to propose a renewal at the same figures (€6m-a-year) and not with a reduction as reported previously.
The negotiation is not yet in full swing, but updates will follow shortly and now there is more optimism, especially because everything revolves around the will of the player who wants to remain at the club.
The Coronavirus crisis also means the chances of a team paying the €50m asking price are slim, so the outcome appears to be a renewal until 2022 to postpone the problem.