AC Milan and Alessio Romagnoli appear to want to continue their over six-year relationship together and Mino Raiola has reportedly been cast aside in negotiations.
Romagnoli’s contract is expiring in June and as per Calciomercato.com the club captain is seriously considering extending the deadline, because even though he may have lost his guaranteed starter status he still feels like an important part of Stefano Pioli’s plans moving forward.
Directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have recently made the former Roma man understand that there is still a future for him with Milan as long as he is willing to take a pay cut from the current €6m net per season, which he is now earning because of an incremental pay rise that was agreed as part of his extension under Fassone and Mirabelli’s leadership back in 2017-18.
Romagnoli, for his part, has shown a willingness to lower his pay but there is still no agreement for now. He is also carrying out the negotiation without the supervision of his agent Mino Raiola, because Milan do not like to do business with him.
Relations with the Italian-Dutch agent – after Donnarumma’s fiery farewell – are very tense, and for this reason Milan and Romagnoli have decided to talk alone. The offer is for an extension on the basis of €3-3.5m net per year, against an initial request of €4.5m from the defender.
There will be other meetings with maximum transparency and if Romagnoli does leave, he will go with a handshake and best wishes.