AC Milan are wanting to reach an agreement with club captain Alessio Romagnoli over a new deal but there is no hurry to do so, a report claims.
Romagnoli has become somewhat of a symbol of the most recent Rossoneri era since his arrival off the back of a fantastic season at Sampdoria back in 2015.
According to Wednesday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), the will of the player is to continue at Milan and he is not intending to end his stay at San Siro any time soon despite being represented by agent Mino Raiola.
His contract runs until 2022 and the paper claims that there is no real urgency regarding the renewal, but at the same time Milan will have to move carefully to avoid another crossroads like the one they currently face with Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Milan are however inclined to look at a renew purely for strategic reasons. If the Diavolo managed to get back into the Champions League next year and Romagnoli played a great season, then Raiola would then ask for a higher figure than the current €3.5m-a-year salary.
Today, however, the club can afford to renew the contract at similar numbers, perhaps even getting a small discount on the fixed base – something around €3million plus bonuses. The goal of the management is to define this situation by next Christmas.