The Milan management have not only been working on potential new signings but also on the renewal of four players considered key by Stefano Pioli, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan want to build a bright future where the Scudetto win of last season represents the first step rather than the end of anything, but they know that in order to do so they must continue to maintain the strong foundations of the project.
Renewals are key for this to avoid situations like the ones seen with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Franck Kessie and Alessio Romagnoli, and the extensions of Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Rade Krunic and Sandro Tonali are ‘very close’.
For the English centre-back and his French defensive partner, both are set to extend their current agreements until 2027. Tonali meanwhile should extend by a year with a pay rise to €3.5m net per season, and Krunic is also expected to pen fresh terms imminently too.