Footmercato: Maignan renewal talks complicated as four clubs circle

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not been able to find an agreement with Mike Maignan over a contract renewal and that has alerted several top European clubs, a report claims.

Footmercato report that Maignan – who was signed from Lille in the summer of 2021 for €16m – has been in discussion with Milan over extending his contract for over six months and yet no deal has been struck.

With 17 clean sheets and only 19 goals conceded in 32 Serie A matches, he was one of the great architects of Milan’s Scudetto win in 2021-22, establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and also France’s No.1.

The report suggests that the multiple issues engulfing Milan – such as the uncertain future of Stefano Pioli, the regular injury crisis, having a squad not built to play in several competitions, the exit of Paolo Maldini and a potential early elimination from Europe – are not exactly helping negotiations.

Although he currently has a contract until June 2026, Maignan – who feels very happy at the club – asked to see his salary significantly increased, so that it correlates with that of a world-class goalkeeper starting in the one of the biggest teams in football. We are currently far from that, even if discussions continue.

One thing is certain: the ex-Lille man does not want to hear about leaving for the moment and for Milan it is currently out of the question to sell him in the coming months. Despite this, there are clubs lining up.

Manchester United are admirers (Erik ten Hag really likes his profile and is not convinced by André Onana), Chelsea are keen (as was already the case last summer), Bayern Munich are looking for a successor to Manuel Neuer and his former club PSG are monitoring things too.

These four clubs are waiting quietly and carefully following the negotiations between the 28-year-old goalkeeper – whose value is estimated at more than €70m – and AC Milan.

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    1. Right on.
      Time to cash in.
      GK is the easiest position to replace.
      A lot of inter fans were against the Onana sale, who was very good at inter last season, But they cashed in, replaced him with a quality GK on a cheap and their defense is even better this season.
      Plus Maignan this season has been shaky. He ranks 15th in serie A in save percentage this year out of 20 gkers. When you add on that he is injury prone and getting older, it’s better to be proactive and to sell a year early than a year too late.

  1. How they gonna convince Mike to renew when the d*mbass Foolani keeps talking about selling another core players.

    And Maldini and Masara got fired unceremoniusly definitely left a bitter taste for many Milan players who’s looking up at the persons who brought them to Milan.

  2. This is gonna take Leao money. He is one of the best GK’s around. I see a renewal and probably a sale in the next renewal period.

    For anyone about to question his form on this post, remember that he will always save us more pts than cost us pts.

    Let’s keep Mike’s Magic at Milan! ⚫️🔴

  3. Being realistic, Maignan is one we may have to part with to raise funds next summer – I’d be very happy if he signed up for longer, but the scouts need to have potential replacements lined up because there’s a lot of sides with big money to spend in need of a top goalkeeper.

  4. Sell him. £200m – job done. Mike is the best keeper in the world, and he deserves to be at a club which can pay him more than Milan. And Milan badly, badly needs that money to strengthen the squad elsewhere / pay the legions of pointless, useless managers within the organisation.

  5. You all calling Maignan injury prone, was he injury prone before he came to Milan?
    He’s injury prone because he asked for a well deserved amount that poor Milan can’t pay.

    That’s how stupid most of you are, no sense of reasoning, you can’t even reason at least from ur anus that every player that come to this team recently ends up being prone to injury because AC Milan lacks what it takes to keep players fit.

    Tomorrow they will call Leao,Tomori, Hernandez, Tijani, Musah, Thiaw, Sportielo, Okafor, Chukwueze, Bennacer and the rest injury prone minus RLC and Pulisic who are obvious injury prone players before their arrival to Milan.

    1. He should of course go to a team that will pay him well and keep him fit with grateful fans that will always support him.

      Not this MFs here, ungrateful to their brain.

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