After the big news that Gianluigi Donnarumma could leave AC Milan on a free transfer, it seems that Hakan Calhanoglu might have the same fate.
Sky Italia (via MilanLive) have confirmed that an agreement between Milan and Calhanoglu to renew his deal which expires on June 30 is increasingly unlikely and appears far from becoming a concrete possibility at this stage.
The entourage of the playmaker will fly to Qatar this week as a decisive meeting is scheduled between Calhanoglu and the management of Al-Duhail, where Mehdi Benatia plays currently and where Mario Mandzukic spent a spell. They have been trying for weeks to convince the 27-year-old Calhanoglu to move there and now he is considering this hypothesis.
A big offer of €7-8m net per season over a three-year deal have been tabled, meaning Calhanoglu would receive in Qatar more than double what Paolo Maldini offered to renew. These are figures that Milan do not even intend to approach, and this is why Josip Ilicic is the favourite to come in and replace him.