There is still a distance between offer and demand in the negotiations over Gianluigi Donnarumma’s renewal meaning bonuses could be key.
That is according to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) which reports that Donnarumma and Milan are destined to continue together because the desire of both sides is to sign a new agreement.
The 21-year-old has already communicated his intention to stay to those in charge and the club, and while the management are subsequently in no hurry they still hope to close the issue as soon as possible.
The problem at the moment is finding a meeting point on the figures as Mino Raiola is asking for a pay rise to €10m net per year for his client but Milan are at the moment not moving from a fixed base of €7m per season which the Italy international currently earns.
Bonuses can help to bridge the gap, but in the meantime Gigio has never questioned his future in the Rossoneri and has no intention of signing with another club, even if the rules would allow him to do so.
Milan are in full swing for a place in the Champions League and are potentially in a Scudetto race, which proves the ambition and also would give Donnarumma a chance to play in the competition he dreams of with the team he loves.
It is possible a lunge by Maldini and co. could come as soon as the Calhanoglu problem is resolved.