AC Milan have not yet reached a full agreement over the renewal of Franck Kessie but yesterday’s meeting helped bring the parties closer.
According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), there is a calm between the Milan management and his agent George Atangana. Yesterday sporting director Frederic Massara met with Atangana in Bologna and reiterated that the club wants to the Ivorian midfielder at all costs and are ready to give Kessie €6m per year plus bonuses.
This is in fact higher than Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s salary (which can hit €7m but the fixed part is lower). Massara and Atangana also had contact with Paolo Maldini, who is currently on vacation with his family in Ibiza, and while more meeting will be needed it seems that the bonuses to be included in the contract will become decisive.
After yesterday’s summit, the calm is finally back and there are only positive signals, even if there are still details to be defined and until the player returns from Tokyo there can be no decisive turning point.