There is an abundance of speculation surrounding the future of Mike Maignan at the moment, and the AC Milan management are attentive to the goalkeeper market.
Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) reported yesterday that the goalkeeper wants €8m net per season to renew his current deal which expires in 2026. Given he earns €2.8m per year, it leaves the management with a decision to make, and Carlo Pellegatti confirmed this request is true.
According to Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan), it cannot be ruled out that Milan reach a contract impasse with Maignan and are forced to cash in on him, given there should be no shortage of interest from top European clubs.
Who could replace him? Michele Di Gregorio, who is doing very well with Monza, is a name on the list. Several clubs in recent weeks have sent their scouts to the U-Power Stadium to watch him closely, such as Newcastle United who have been impressed by his performances.
Napoli and Milan are keeping an eye on him in the event of the departure of Meret and/or Maignan. Tuttosport claims that it would take a €90-100m bid to make the Rossoneri think about selling the Frenchman, however.
Last year, the agent of Di Gregorio revealed that his client grew up a Milan fan but is dreaming of a return to Inter more than anything, the club where he feels he has unfinished business.