Gazidis insists Milan ‘will do everything possible’ to renew star duo and adds: “I am confident”

By Oliver Fisher -

Ivan Gazidis has revealed that he is ‘confident’ that Milan will reach an agreement with Hakan Calhanoglu and Gianluigi Donnarumma over a new deal.

Both players are under contract until June and that deadline is fast approaching, but there has always been a certain optimism from the Milan management that a positive outcome will arrive from the negotiations.

Now the January window has closed, it is necessary to turn that optimism into ink on paper especially given that both players can now sign pre-contracts with another club if they wish to do so.

The CEO spoke to Peppe Di Stefano of Sky about his vision for Milan moving forward, as well as some anecdotes about the past, with his words transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.

Gazidis was asked: “Can you update us on the renewals of Calhanoglu and Donnarumma?”

He replied: “We want them to stay here. They are important to this team. We are doing everything we can to get to renewals. Gigio and Hakan are great people and great professionals. We will do everything possible, but it will also be a choice of the players that we will respect. But I am confident that we will find an agreement.”

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