From Spain: Atletico Madrid looking to steal Milan star from under the noses of Juventus, Man Utd

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are strongly considering selling Hakan Çalhanoglu in the January window so they can raise some money from his exit, a report claims.

The playmaker is currently on a contract which is set to expire in June 2021 meaning he can leave the club on a free transfer if he does not agree a new deal before then.

According to Spanish outlet TF though, it seems the door is already open for Calhanoglu to leave and the Rossoneri management will no longer make any more efforts to try to retain him.

The former Leverkusen man wants a salary of €7million net per year to continue, an amount that the club are not willing to pay, and therefore they have opened up to the idea of a sale when the window reopens so as to avoid losing him for free.

There are several teams that have been credited with interest such as Manchester United and Juventus (as per MilanLive) but it seems that Atlético Madrid are the most viable option.

Los Colchoneros have been chasing Çalhanoglu for a long time and now have a unique opportunity to sign him. However, they will only agree to sign him in January if the fee is not too high.

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