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AC Milan want to keep Alessio Romagnoli and have offered him a new contract but the captain does not look pleased with the proposal.
AC Milan are working to find a substitute for Simon Kjaer. Sven Botman is the preferred defender while Jhon Lucumi, Abdou Diallo and Bremer are the other names on Paolo Maldini’s list of targets. However, AC Milan could soon find themselves in a similar situation searching a substitute even for Alessio Romagnoli.
The Rossoneri captain is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. The contract of the Italian defender expires in a few months and the parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement so far. Although Romagnoli is open to stay at AC Milan his salary is a big problem.
The 26-year-old centre back currently earns 5.5 million euros per season. AC Milan have offered him the renewal at 3 million per year, plus bonuses. Romagnoli is willing to take a pay cut but that is considered a very low proposal.
Corriere dello Sport reports that AC Milan have given an ultimatum to Alessio Romagnoli. The Rossoneri expect a final answer withing January. The management is not inclined to make an improved offer and at the same time Alessio is not willing to go lower than 4.5 million per season. As things stand, the Italian looks destined to follow in the footsteps of Calhanoglu and Donnarumma at the end of the season.
Juventus are very interested in Romagnoli. His agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed that a move to Torino is possible at the end of the season. The Italy international has made over 230 appearances with the Red and Blacks since his arrival from Roma in 2015. At that time AC Milan spent €25 million to acquire his services from the Giallorossi.
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