MN: Bennacer starts the season sharply – Bologna and a renewal in his sights

By Oliver Fisher -

Ismael Bennacer has played all 180 minutes of AC Milan’s season so far and the club intend to reward him for his importance to the project, a report claims.

MilanNews writes how Bennacer should be pretty much a permanent start (barring rotations) in the 4-2-3-1 under Stefano Pioli, a formation which suits him very well as he is able to show off his skills in both the possession and possession phases.

The absence of Rade Krunic due to a muscle issue means that Bennacer will also get the start alongside Sandro Tonali against Bologna on Saturday, while waiting for Tommaso Pobega to hit top condition again.

In the transfer market Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are looking for a young midfielder with potential to replace Franck Kessie at least numerically if not in terms of physical characteristics.

Bennacer is under contract at Milan until June 2024 so the discussion concerning a renewal should be resumed. In recent months there has been a lot of talk about a new deal but an agreement and obviously the signature are missing.

The Algerian currently earns €1.5m net per season and Milan are willing to double his annual salary in order to keep him, but it seems that the request of the agents is higher than the offer, so Autumn will be key with further talks planned.

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