Michael Essien is sure to leave while Ignazio Abate is sure to stay but there are 5 other players with expiring contracts waiting to learn their fate.
Adriano Galliani said that they will decide on the contract renewals at the end of the season and that some decisions will be based on whether Milan make it to the Europa League next season.
According to today’s il Corriere dello Sport, the deals of Giampaolo Pazzini (yearly salary of €2.5m net) and Philippe Mexes (€4m net) are not expected to be renewed. Mexes has expressed desire to stay and said he is ‘talking to the club’ but the Rome-based paper doesn’t believe that the Frenchman, who will start in Sunday’s derby, has Milan in his future.
There are good news however, for the millions (and millions) of Daniele Bonera fans as the defender is expected to get a new contract. Bonera, as highlighted by CdS, is ready to cut his salary (currently €1.2m net). Christian Abbiati (€1m net), as reported by Gazzetta.it, is also likely to sign a new deal.
Abate (€1.8m) is almost guaranteed to stay and Essien (€2.5m) will leave. Nigel De Jong (€3.5m) is the only one, it seems, that his future has yet to be decided. Of course things may still change.