Tuttosport: Milan angry with Calhanoglu over ongoing renewal saga – the reasons

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milan management have become angry with midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu over the ongoing renewal saga, according to a report.

With his deal set to expire in June 2021, there is nothing to suggest that the Turkey international is close to penning an extension with multiple reports claiming there is a big distance between Milan’s offer and the demands of Calhanoglu and his agent.

According to Tuesday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), the management have become ‘angry’ at an unexpected scenario, given that the 26-year-old has become a key player in Stefano Pioli’s project and it was thought there would be no problems with the renewal.

Instead, the situation that is unfolding risks disturbing the atmosphere created in Milanello in recent months, which given the fantastic results is one of positivity and cohesiveness.

The management are irritated with Hakan, while the coach and his team-mates expected a more open approach and not a demand of €6-7m net per year which would see his current pay nearly triples.

Fans are beginning to show their anger too on social media, and as such Calhanoglu risks completely alienating himself after a fantastic six-month period.

Tuttosport reports how the club still have some responsibility to take for the situation given how late they are in attempting to agree a renewal. Only after seeing his post-lockdown performances did they decide to bet on him again for the future, something his agent Gordon Stipic is bearing in mind.

Meanwhile, clubs in the Premier League and LaLiga are interested while Juventus and Inter are also monitoring the situation. Without a renewal, Milan could find themselves having to sell him as early as January.

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