CorSport: Midfielder wants €10m Milan deal – truth behind decision to change agent

By Oliver Fisher -

Hakan Calhanoglu’s main priority is to find a way to extend his deal with AC Milan despite changing agency, a report claims.

According to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), Calhanoglu has relied on Gordon Stipic’s ISMG internatonal for the last few weeks, a very powerful agency especially in Germany and in Europe in general.

The paper claims that the Turkey international did it to speed up renewal practices or alternatively evaluate the possibilities that will come from the German market amid plenty of speculation that there are Bundesliga sides interested in him.

Nonetheless, the 26-year-old’s priority is to stay with the Rossoneri. With a salary of €2.5million, he would like to sign a four-year contract keeping the same salary that fit perfectly into the club’s proposed ceiling.

Calhanoglu, in fact, has more chance of staying than Frank Kessie and the disappointing Lucas Paquetá is likely to leave. With Lucas Biglia and Giacomo Bonaventura practically already gone, the former Bayer Leverkusen star could in fact become the other untouchable together with Ismael Bennacer and probably also Rude Krunic.

Ralf Rangnick’s landing would also push for confirmation. The German coach tried to sign him for RB Leipzig two winters ago, only for everything to fall apart because of Gennaro Gattuso’s adamant veto. Everything, therefore, seems to converge towards an extended Milanese chapter.

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