AC Milan could end up setting an ultimatum to Franck Kessie in talks over a renewal, according to the latest from journalist Franco Ordine.
In his latest column for MilanNews, Ordine writes that Milan will now focus on the renewal of Kessie given that the transfer window has now shut, with talks to resume after the Ivorian’s famous declaration at the Olympics of: “I’ll go back to Milan and fix everything myself.”
He writes that it will be necessary to restore a relaxed relationship with agent George Atangana so as to eliminate even some initial misunderstanding. Milan are only willing to offer €6.5m net per year for 4 years, which is tripling the current salary he earns.
Given that Lautaro Martinez will sign a new deal for €6m net per season at Inter – being a match-winning type of player – it can be argued that it is a good amount for Kessie. If he insisted on the request of €8.5m per year, Milan could do as they did with Gianluigi Donnarumma and set a date by which the definitive answer must arrive, take it or leave it. That would give Milan plenty of time to dedicate themselves to finding a replacement.