CM: Milan take steps forward in talks with Romagnoli – his renewal could change January plans

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are moving forward in negotiations with Alessio Romagnoli over the extension of his contract, according to a report.

The 26-year-old has returned to having a starting spot alongside Fikayo Tomori in the centre of the defence and is likely to have it for the next few weeks too at least, due to the knee injury that hit Simon Kjaer and will keep him out for the rest of the season following ligament surgery.

According to Calciomercato.com, there is news on Romagnoli’s contract situation too. Milan’s latest offer to extend the agreement expiring in June 2022 is about €3.5m net per season, while talks in progress between the Rossoneri management and the player’s entourage are progressing positively.

For this reason new meetings are planned with Mino Raiola, the agent of the 26-year-old, and while a definitive answer is expected the feelings are good in terms of renewal. A hypothetical extension would also change the market strategies with regards to the defensive department, both in January and in the summer.

With the return of Kjaer scheduled for June, plus Tomori and Gabbia to use, there would be reflections upon what type of signing to carry out in winter. At the moment the return of Mattia Caldara appears difficult, but in the summer one of he or Gabbia could remain with the Rossoneri. In short, the stay of Romagnoli could change the plans.


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4 Comments

  1. Rossonero Vero says:

    Yeah, and if one of Tommori or Romagnioli gets banned/injured, we ‘ll have to “reply” on Gabbia for games VS Inter for example…

    Dear god…

    1. Rossonero Vero says:

      *Rely

  2. Stam says:

    We have Kalulu.

    What we do not have is infinite budget.

    No club will let any good defender in winter use damn common sense

  3. Vero Rossonero says:

    Not sure it changes anything. Kjaer is 32 and has suffered a cruciate injury, so he will lose another step. Romagnoli is already slow and sometimes seems to fall asleep. Gabbia doesn’t seem to be developing into what we need him to be (at least as a starter). I would still target a CB that would push for a starting spot alongside Tomori. Milenkovic seems like the right profile. I have seen a 15m release clause mentioned sometimes, but not others. It’s truly unclear if he has one, and if it’s active during the winter transfer window. Either way he’s young, tall and strong, and we need those characteristics.

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