Hakan Calhanoglu’s contract will expire at the end of the month and there have been few updates on his future with Milan. However, as Rodrigo De Paul is set to join Atletico Madrid, that could all change.
Several sources, including Calciomercato.com, are reporting that Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with Udinese for the transfer of De Paul. The Spanish side will pay €35m and this means that Milan will miss out on the Argentine.
De Paul, as we know, was the Rossoneri’s first choice for the playmaker role and it remains to be seen what will happen now. Speaking live on Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, Luca Marchetti said it could push Calhanoglu to renew.
“De Paul? Milan could have included some technical counterpart in the negotiation, such as Hauge or Pobega. However, in the face of 35 million euros in cash and a direct relationship between the presidents, the De Paul-Atlético negotiations will close.
“Consequently, this may be news that could push Calhanoglu to renew with Milan. We can expect that Atletico’s interest will fade and Milan’s offer has been on the table for quite some time. With the Euros ongoing there is no hurry, also because he could listen to potential future offers,” he stated.
The No.10 is currently focused on the Euros, obviously, but once Turkey are out more information should arrive on the renewal. Of course, an exit still shouldn’t be ruled out for the former Bayer Leverkusen man.