Tuttosport: Milan ready to offer new one-year deal to centre-back after exceptional impact

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready and willing to offer a one-year extension to central defender Simon Kjaer, according to a report.

If the ongoing saga regarding the Turkey international and the goalkeeper has taught Paolo Maldini and co. anything, it’s that waiting until the final year of a player’s deal to negotiate a new one brings all kinds of time pressures.

Kjaer is among the players whose contracts expire in 2022 along with Alessio Romagnoli, Franck Kessie and Davide Calabria, and ccording to Monday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive) the Rossoneri are convinced by the idea of keeping the Danish captain around.

His experience and personality are fundamental for a very young group like Pioli’s, and Kjaer is now considered a real pillar of the team alongside Alessio Romagnoli.

The paper claims that Milan are to propose the extension of the contract for another year – at the same figures (€1.2m net per season) – in January, meaning his deal would be extended until 2023.

It is worth noting that we spoke to Simon Kjaer’s agent Mikkel Beck last month, and he poured cold water on the notion of another new deal being signed any time soon.

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