GdS: Distance of €2m remains between Milan and Calhanoglu – why optimism still filters

By Oliver Fisher -

There is still a sizeable difference between what AC Milan are willing to offer Hakan Calhanoglu compared to what he is demanding, a report claims.

There are now less than three months until Calhanoglu’s contract with Milan expires and his future is dominating the media headlines, along with that of Gianluigi Donnarumma. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), getting his signature will not be straightforward.

That is because there is a substantial difference between the demands from Calhanoglu and his agent for the extension and the offer that instead came from the Milan management. The club have put on the plate €4m net per season, while the Turkey international and his representative Gordon Stipic want €6m.

The issue is currently experiencing a long stalemate as Milan do not intend to raise salaries very much as per Elliott Management’s visions. Everything could be resolved at the end of the season, when the Rossoneri will have a clear picture (both economic and sporting) regarding qualification for the Champions League.

If that were to be secured that Milan would be able to afford to invest in more substantial salaries and the club appear optimistic on the Calhanoglu front because no real and concrete offers have arrived from other clubs, at least not at €6m. In the absence of attractive offers Calhanoglu would gladly accept a new deal with Milan.

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