With the transfer window now closed, AC Milan can focus on securing the renewal of Franck Kessie but must close the gap between offer and demand.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) writes that Kessie and his agent are asking for €8.5m net per season in total which is comprised of €7m fixed plus €1.5m in potential bonuses, while the Rossoneri management have put forward €5.5m net so there is considerable distance between the parties.
The report mentions that there is now a strong risk that the Rossoneri could lose yet another player on a free transfer and the situation that has arisen is not what Milan imagined after Kessie spoke at the Tokyo Olympics and declared that he wanted to stay.
Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are doing everything possible to keep the Ivorian but they believe proposing a salary of €5.5m – compared to the current €2.2m he earns – is a great offer and shows how much the management value him.
Agent George Atangana wants more though, and that is why they are facing a difficult negotiation if they are to finally get his surgery.