AC Milan are about to have a summer full of change in personnel when it comes down to their playing squad, which can be perceived as a positive and a negative after the season that they have had.
Following their impressive performances in Italy’s Serie A this season, I Rossoneri will be playing in the UEFA Champions League next year after they managed to finish second in the league, albeit some way off of their city rivals Inter Milan in first.
Nonetheless, with how things have been for AC Milan in recent years on the field, there will have been many that were happy with what Stefano Pioli’s side had managed to achieve.
There has been plenty of movement in the transfer market already – although much of it has come down to transfer speculation at this present moment – but it seems Rossoneri are not going to be held to ransom and are moving quickly to try and make deals happen, perhaps ahead of the UEFA European 2020 Championships.
Fikayo Tomori looks set to complete a permanent switch from Chelsea, whilst talks for other players have allegedly taken place. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new deal, whereas Gianluigi Donnarumma looks set to leave after seeing his bluff about a new contract be called by the club, who have since signed Mike Maignan from Ligue 1 champions, Lille.
However, one star that they are desperate to keep ahold of is Hakan Calhanoglu, with the playmaker attracting plenty of interest with just weeks of his current contract left on the table.
His performances for AC Milan have made him a popular player for those who look to place the best bonuses on Rossoneri matches by using the resources available to them at www.maxfreebets.co.uk and it seems they may have to make do without him moving forward.
Calciomercato reporter Daniele Longo has taken to Twitter to reveal that Calhanoglu is ‘very far’ from AC Milan in talks over a contract extension.
The journalist has mentioned Juventus are keeping an eye on the situation, whilst Manchester United are also thought to be keen on the player who will represent his country at the upcoming UEFA 2020 European Championships.
There is no doubt that Calhanoglu has been an influential member of the AC Milan side and he is a player that they will want to have when they return to the UEFA Champions League next season.
However, with a couple of weeks left to sort a deal that is said to be ‘very far’ from being completed, the Turkish playmaker may be heading elsewhere after international duty this summer.