Ismael Bennacer seemed to be heading towards renewing his contract with AC Milan without any issues, but there has reportedly been a slowdown.
Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) report that Bennacer reached an agreement with the Milan management a couple of months ago over the extension of his contract. It would see him go from €1.5m net per season as his current deal until 2024 dictates to €3.5m net until June 2026.
However, the rumours about the change of ownership arose and the negotiation stopped as Bennacer’s entourage blocked any further talks with the hope of being able to obtain better economic conditions with the arrival of the new owners.
Then, winning the Scudetto is an element that his agents believe deserves substantial recognition. Discussions for the renewal of Bennacer’s contract with Milan will have to resume, but the feeling is that a raised bid up to around €4m net per season will be needed to snatch his approval.