Tuttosport: Milan want to avoid repeat of uncomfortable situations – renewal of key duo eyed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan do not want to repeat the Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu sagas with two other pillars of the team, a report claims.

This morning’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) writes how Milan also risk losing Franck Kessie on a free transfer as renewal negotiations seem increasingly complicated, so the management now realise that being proactive is key and that is why they intend to take a look at the extensions of two players who have a contract until 2024, namely Theo Hernandez and Ismael Bennacer.

The Frenchman arrived in the summer of 2019 from Real Madrid for €22m and has already attracted the attention of several top European clubs due to his performances. He currently earns €1.5m net per season, a rather low figure, and that is why a contract extension with a pay rise could well be on the cards.

The same goes for Bennacer, meaning the management will have to start work in the coming weeks to avoid other rather uncomfortable situations.

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Tags AC Milan Ismaël Bennacer theo hernandez


  1. Good. Maybe this management can learn from their mistakes. You can’t let a player enter his last 2 years of contract. When you are in mercato and your key player has 1 year left, you are already in a lost position. 2 year mark is when you can still sell them at full price if they dont want to renew. So that is when you need to make a decision. That is what should happen wiht Theo and Ismael (and Leao and Saelemaekers, btw) next summer. Good to hear Milan is ahead of things this time.

  2. Good move, and from now on the management should consider signing players who love and support the team before making their offer. I realized that some players were using Milan as symbol which they are advertising their careers.

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