Despite strong interest from Fenerbahce and an attractive salary offer, AC Milan are ready to try and put an end to the Rade Krunic rumours.
As this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes, Milan have decided that Krunic is and will remain the central pivot of Stefano Pioli’s 4-3-3 and for this reason a renewal is in the pipeline.
They will offer him an extension of his contract, currently expiring in 2025, which will of course be coupled with a pay rise. Fenerbahçe, who had tempted the Bosnian midfielder with a richer contract than his current one, are now further away.
Barring a raised bid from them with figures that are simply too high to turn down, Krunic will remain with the Rossoneri and will ‘direct the traffic’ between the two mezzala players in the three-man midfield.
Pioli’s idea is the same as the club’s, which is that he must stay. The management are thus working to raise the Bosnian’s salary from €1.5m net per season to around €2.5m, which would cost Milan €4.6m gross per year as the Growth Decree does not apply.
The ball will then pass to Rade who must decide whether to continue with the Rossoneri cause – with a leading role and a higher salary – or fly to Fenerbahçe to join his friend Edin Dzeko.