Tuttosport: Juventus and Leverkusen circling as Calhanoglu asks for wages more than doubling

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu is in demand and is requesting a huge pay rise to renew his current deal, a report claims.

In the post-lockdown period of last season, the Rossoneri scored 35 goals in 12 games, resulting in the best attack across the top 4 European leagues. Hakan Calhanoglu had a hand in 14 goals, with six goals and eight assists, and his fantastic form has continued this season.

However, his contract is set to expire in June 2021 and a new deal does not appear to be particularly straightforward. According to Tuttosport (via FootballItalia), the Rossoneri are scared of losing the Turkey international as a free agent next summer.

The 26-year-old has €6m-a-year net if he is to pen fresh terms, which is a huge raise from his current €2.5m. Several Serie A and Bundesliga clubs are said to be closely following the situation, with Juventus and his former club Bayer Leverkusen mentioned in particular.

Calhanoglu’s agent Gordon Stipic will arrive in Italy in the coming weeks to discuss the issue.

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