AC Milan want to end their collaboration with former captain Riccardo Montolivo and are currently in discussions to terminate his contract.
A few days ago AC Milan communicated to Montolivo that he is no long part of the club’s plans for the future. The central midfielder has an expiring contract in one year and the parties are currently discussing its termination in advance. Journalist Alfredo Pedullà confirms the hypothesis but there are still some problems. The first, and probably the most complicated to solve, is related to the player’s salary.
Montolivo in fact earns 3.5 million euros per season at AC Milan but he has received contract offers at lower figures from other teams. No club is willing to offer the Italian midfielder a contract of more that 1.5 million euros per year, less than half of what he would earn if he remained at the Rossoneri for another year.
The intention of the former Rossoneri captain, and his agent of course, would be to ask a severance pay form AC Milan. A leaving fee of 1,5 million euros would convince Montolivo to terminate his contract with the Red and Blacks. A very difficult situation to resolve, as Maldini and Leonardo wouldn’t be very interested in such an agreement.