There are four players that Milan are looking to build around heading into the future, according to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The paper (via MilanNews) names Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez and Ante Rebic as the quartet in question, and analyses the situation of each.
The first knot to undo is certainly the renewal of Donnarumma, whose contract expires on June 30, 2021. Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted to meet with his agent Mino Raiola as soon as possible to discuss extending his deal, though Boban has since been sacked amid a lot of corporate chaos.
It will be necessary to understand what CEO Ivan Gazidis wants to do. The €6million-a-year salary makes everything difficult and his sale this summer cannot be excluded, so as to not lose him for free, but the intention is there to try and renew.
With Raiola, Milan will also have to deal with the renewal of Romagnoli, whose contract expires in 2022 and for whom there is therefore more time for negotiations. His salary is also an issue though: the club captain earns €3.5m-a-year, with Gazidis wanting to impose a salary cap below that amount.
Milan will also have to protect Theo Hernandez, who in the summer could end up in the sights of some top clubs given his excellent performances.
Then, the Diavolo must also try and understand whether there is the scope to buy Ante Rebic outright, who at the moment is only on loan until 2021. His excellent start to 2020 has made him a key player under Pioli.
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