GdS: Milan ready to break salary cap in order to keep defender and €40m winger at club

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Mila will try to secure the long term futures of Alessio Romagnoli and Ante Rebic and will even break a key parameter to do so, a report claims.

According to Saturday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), Milan are insistent that they will not lose two of the players who have been stand out performers so far this season and will instead aim to tie them down.

Rebic, currently on a two-year loan, is one of them. Among the various calls underway in recent weeks among the management, the parties are also planning to purchase the Croatia international outright.

Ivan Gazidis, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara all agree on the attempt to sign him permanently. A will that goes well beyond the goals scored, which focuses rather on a player in full maturity and with strong leadership.

If Eintracht’s valuation had risen from €25m to €40m after Rebic’s exploits this year, the post-pandemic crisis could lower the demands and the fact his contract expires in 2022 does not give the Bundesliga side a great deal of bargaining power. As for the salary, it starts from the current base of €3m-a-year, but a small pay rise should be factored in to convince the 26-year-old.

Meanwhile, Romagnoli’s deal expires in 2022 and the club must avoid letting it run too close so as to avoid another situation like the one we are currently seeing with Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The club captain is on a salary of €3.5m euros per season, and a pay rise to €4.5-5m would be needed – a figure which goes above the club’s reported salary cap, but Elliott are willing to make an exception on both.

Tags AC Milan Alessio Romagnoli Ante Rebic