AC Milan have begun to think about the renewal of captain Alessio Romagnoli but have been left scared by his demands, a report claims.
The Rossoneri management are trying to be proactive regarding players who are on deals expiring in 2022 and avoid a repeat of the situation they are currently facing with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu, with both in the last six months of their contracts with no signs of a signature being imminent.
According to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Romagnoli is a player that Milan want to keep but the defender has requested a pay rise from €3.5m net per season to €5m through his agent Mino Raiola.
While club sources have refused to confirm that this is the request, it would mean that the management would have to make a considerable economic effort to try and agree terms. In case of no agreement, Milan could put the player on the market, but they value him at no less than €45million at the moment.