Mediaset: Elliott to impose wage cap at Milan; three star players at risk

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s owners Elliott Management have imposed a salary cap to stop signing players with huge wages, a report claims.

We recently reported that €30-40million has been made available by Elliott for necessary reinforcements in the January transfer window, with Zvonomir Boban determined to add some experience.

However, the Rossoneri’s 2018-19 budget was not as positive as expected with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the reason for the increased losses was in part down to an increase in wage expenditure.

According to SportMediaset (via MilanNews.it), Elliott are ready to act on that by imposing a cap on player salary at €4million-a-year.

This could spell bad news for the futures of certain players such as Suso, who is reportedly requesting a substantial pay rise to renew his deal.

The Gianluigi Donnarumma issue now becomes too complex, as he would have to take a reduction from his current €6m salary in order for a renewal to be agreed.

Next summer, the outlet predicts that his valuation could be slashed by €25-30m compared to this summer due to the fact his deal runs out in 2021.

The report concludes by adding that Lucas Paqueta is also at risk as Elliott are considering selling some ‘jewels’ to instantly inject cash into the accounts.


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