The Milan management are waiting for the takeover of the club to go through before they begin working on three crucial renewals, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport begin their report by talking about the situations of winger Rafael Leao and midfielder Ismael Bennacer, who are considered pillars of current and future Milan. Both are on deals expiring in 2024, and therefore might be tempting to some foreign clubs.
The more complex situation remains that of Leao because of the €20m in compensation he has been ordered to pay his old club Sporting CP after he unilaterally freed himself from his contract with the Portuguese club.
On May 17, the Court of Milan will give their verdict on the matter and diplomatic work is underway to arrive at an extrajudicial settlement with Sporting CP, in which Lille are also willing to do their part. Elliott said they were willing to support and help the player economically, it is easy to imagine that it will be the same with Investcorp, but we must wait until the end of the season.
Bennacer meanwhile has virtually agreed his new deal as he will go from €1.5m net per season to €4m (Leao would earn €4.5m if he signs the offer on the table) but regarding the Algerian there is total concentration on the season finale. A delay in the announcement does not mean any issues.
Another player that the club intends to further lock down is Sandro Tonali, both to cool the appetites of any clubs who might be weighing up a huge big, and to reward his fantastic season with a pay rise. Tonali’s deal expires in 2026, so at most it can be extended for another season.