GdS: Maldini rushed into action over new deal as value of Milan star surges to €50m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have a number of renewals that they must tackle sooner rather than later to avoid further time pressures, a report claims.

As this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato.it) reports, it is not only the renewals of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu that are in the thoughts of Paolo Maldini, but the saga surrounding the duo – who have a few months left on their respective deals – has taught him that it is better to be proactive.

That is why Milan intend to enter talks with Franck Kessie to avoid reaching the summer with only one year left on his contract, especially given that with this season’s performances there will be many top clubs ready to tempt him with big offers. This is why Maldini and Massara would like to avoid finding themselves in a tough situation and want to find an agreement for a contract renewal with a pay rise.

The Rossoneri management have already begun talks, but it seems the root cause of Milan’s haste to secure Kessie’s future is the surge in his market value in the last year. Currently, the Ivorian is worth around €50m as per the paper, and that is why Maldini wants to act fast and decisively.

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