Hakan Calhanoglu is set to leave AC Milan after four years and join rivals Inter in order to net a small pay rise, according to a report.
Gianluca Di Marzio (via MilanNews) reported last night that Inter are interested in signing Calhanoglu as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who is recovering from the cardiac arrest he sustained on international duty.
The Turkey international will not renew his contract with Milan, who have already started talking to Mattia Zaccagni of Hellas Verona as his potential replacement. Pietro Mazzara of MilanNews confirmed this indiscretion in a tweet, adding that the talks are ‘well-established’ as Inter have set their sights on the 27-year-old.
According to the latest from journalist Nicolo Schira, Calhanoglu is ‘the real mercenary’ at Milan and not Gianluigi Donnarumma. His strong words continue as he claims the former Bayer Leverkusen man will ‘betray his club’ for €500,000 more in salary per year with the Nerazzurri. Inter’s offer is €4.5m net per season plus bonuses compared to €4m plus bonuses from the Rossoneri.