Ilicic – Hateboer (photo Lapresse)

Ilicic-Milan, it can be done if … Football market rumors (Rossoneri)

Josip Ilicic al Milan? The market rumor has started to circulate in the last few days. At first it seemed like a suggestion, but as the hours went by it took shape. The Slovenian playmaker ofAtalanta the Rossoneri like it, even if it is not considered a priority at the moment. Failure to renew the contract with Hakan Calhanoglu (which no one hopes for, especially with the Champions League qualification the feeling is of a white smoke with the Turkish footballer: hypothesis 4.5 million plus bonuses per season until 2025) but it could accelerate the operation to cover a key role of the AC Milan attack with a player of class, talent and experience. Age does not play in Ilicic’s favor (33 years old), especially considering that Milan is a club that prefers to focus on young profiles to be valued: but the arrivals of Ibrahimovic, Kjaer e Mandzukic in the last year they have shown that some exceptions to the rule can be made and in via Aldo Rossi they have no preconceptions on the subject. The price that Atalanta can make on the player also weighs heavily, but the contract expiration in June 2022 can help find a ‘discount’. At 5 million the deal could affect Milan. At that point maybe even if Calhanoglu will remain AC Milan …

Hysaj, Milan poll

The Milan tested the waters for Elseid Hysaj, 27-year-old right-back (but he can also play on the left) about to expire his contract with Napoli: the Rossoneri evaluate the profile of the defender (captain of the Albanian national team) who is also liked by Lazio and Rome.

Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu and Donnarumma: Stefano Pioli on the renewals of AC Milan players

“When I spoke of serenity it means that it is a feeling that I see in the eyes of Calhanoglu, Ibrahimovic e Donnarumma, i.e. the players who are negotiating the renewal. They know their future is now, it would change a lot for all of us to go to the Champions League or not. I see a lot of concentration “, the words ofcoach of the Milan, Stefano Pioli, at a press conference in Milanello. On Donnarumma the Rossoneri offered a five-year contract, raising the salary to 7 million net plus 1 million linked to the Champions League, also opening up to an interim renewal of two years, but not to the figures requested by Mino Raiola (12 million euros).

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