Report: Milan looking to remove midfielder’s €50m clause as details of opening bid emerge

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milan management are working to renew the contract of Ismael Bennacer and their opening offer has been outlined by one journalist.

According to the latest from Nicolo Schira, Milan are working to extend Bennacer’s contract which expires in 2024 by adding an extra two years onto it, thus making 2026 the new deadline. The midfielder currently earns €1.5m net per season plus bonuses and the first bid from Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara is €2.8m net per season plus bonuses.

Interestingly, Schira adds that the Rossoneri would also like to remove the €50m release clause that is currently inserted in the Algeria international’s contract, clearly believing therefore that if he isn’t worth that amount already he certainly will be in time.

It is a proactive move from the management who have drawn criticism for their handling of renewals after Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu walked away on free transfers while the struggles over Franck Kessie and Alessio Romagnoli’s futures continue.

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