Milan resume talks with Çalhanoğlu regarding a contract renewal, offering him €4m plus bonuses per year

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu during Milan-Cagliari at Stadio San Siro on May 16, 2021. (Spada LaPresse)

Hakan Çalhanoğlu has a week to respond to Milan and decide whether he stays of walks, reports in Italy say.

Çalhanoğlu joined Milan during the summer of 2017 and has over the years established himself as a starter.

However, the contract of the player is due to expire on June 30 and there is still no agreement between Milan and Hakan, as there is a distance between the demand of the player and the offer of Milan.

After weeks of silence between the parties and reports that Milan have decided to no longer wait for Hakan, Sky Italia reports this evening that the talks have been reopened. It is claimed that there has been a fruitful meeting and there is one last attempt to extend the deal of Çalhanoğlu.

Paolo Maldini is reportedly offering the Turk €4m plus bonuses per year, which is lower than the demand of Hakan’s agent. The former Bayer Leverkusen man also holds an offer from Al-Duhail for a three-year contract worth €8m per year with an €8m signing bonus. Milan expect an answer back from Hakan shortly, at most within a week as they want to keep building next season’s squad.

Milan have already shown they have no problems saying goodbye to key players when there is a disagreement over salary: Gianluigi Donnarumma is leaving the club as a free agent for this very reason.

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Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago

If he dosen’t renew just put Tonali in the number 10 role. He fits there perfectly. No need to splash on AM, the RW is where we need a major investment.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Totally agree. Tonali would do well there and he would be great because of his defensive work as well.

I don’t see the need for Milan to hold onto Calhanoglu. He’s not a 6m player. Kessie should get that kinda salary in my opinion.

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Totally don’t agree we need a attacking minded cam like Bruno fernades who knows how to score and create and move attack he doesn’t need to be good in defending, so no to tonali because he doesn’t have scorer mentality and shoot

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Tonali is more attack minded then defence minded mate. He isnt your typical destroyer type of DM, he is a playmaker like Pirlo. Just look at Pirlo when he was given a more forward role in Juve. You can check Tonali shoot and amazing goals on youtube. Plus great assists, Milan is infact holding him back playing him in such a defensive role in a double pivot system.

Last edited 3 months ago by Rossi
Gems
Gems
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Oh yeah u are fucking dreaming
Does tonali score winning goals like v fiorentina
Hey

naija_milan
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

even Hauge fits in that role, he is good with both feet and intelligent, more game time would bring out the best in Hauge, but if Cahalnoglu accepts his 4m, let’s keep him, form is temporary, but class is permanent…. Cahal has class and when he’s totally in form, perfection comes with it for milan

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I don’t agree that Tonali fits that role. He’s not the experienced yet. We need two experienced CAM who can handle big and high pressure matches. We really need to renew Hakan and go for De Paul.

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
3 months ago

Lol the management saw that de Paul is too expensive for them to buy, they decided to go back to hakan, cheap bastard, 30millon is too expensive for Milan

Addz
Addz
3 months ago

Vlasic will be a good replacement for hakan

Ted
Ted
3 months ago

Loving their attitude in giving ultimats, management want to wrap up some deals asap so Pioli has time to blend and prepare everyone before the season kicks in. I think De Paul won’t come but if Atletico manages to sign him then Maldini could try again for Correa? Loan with option? I just hope they won’t be selling off our prized youth or try to insert them in certain deals, players like Gabbia, Pobega, Brecianini can have a place in this team if they aren’t willing to spend.

Last edited 3 months ago by Ted
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

They don’t care about actually utilizing our youth team players. They just want to sell them if possible. Gabbia, pobega and brecianini have showed us they can play at this level. Especially gabbia who I think should be starting with tomori

Ashraf
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Gabia isn’t for sale unless 100 mil that’s our future defender

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
3 months ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Say that to a broke club, if 15 million is bid milan will accept

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago

Milan really don’t need Calhanoglu or De Paul. Just play Tonali and Hauge as AM. We don’t even need to worry about Diaz either.

Keep Meite for 8m and sign Jerdy Schouten from Bologna for 15m maximum.

I would rather Milan do that than spend 30-35 on De Paul. Spend that money on Berardi who had 17 goals and 9 assists last season for our RW.

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

7 of those 17 goals were penalties. At Milan he would not be taking penalties so the numbers will reduce. De Paul is better than Berardi and more versatile. He can play CM, CAM, RM. It would be better to go for him. Berardi is a good player, Milan need better than good at this point in time.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Penalties are goals scored just asked Ibra who missed 4 out 7 penalties. Berardi is the better option than De Paul.

Our RW need a proven goal scorer. We can even get Illicic or Memphis Depay on a free transfer instead of wasting 35-40m on De Paul.

Therefore it makes more sense to invest that money on Berardi. De Paul is not a must buy. There are cheaper and better options mentioned above.

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

You say therefore but I don’t see any explanation. Or do you mean Berardi is a proven goal scorer? Berardi for 35 – 40 m would also be a waste of money. It is because our current options on the right are so bad that he looks like a superstar. Pioli uses a RM that primarily defends and contributes to attack too, so a player like De Paul could play there. Getting Memphis would definitely be better than both.

Last edited 3 months ago by TruRossoneri
ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Why spend 30-40 on De Paul when you have cheaper better options like Illicic, Memphis Depay and Papu Gomez? That makes absolutely no sense. RW has been an issue for Milan since Suso was here. That’s where we need to invest and getting a player like Berardi who can guarantee double digits in goals that improve our attacking play. This is a no brainer guys. I don’t even understand why this is up for discussion. Milan need a quality RW that can produce a lot of goals and assists. We also need a quality striker with double digit goals like… Read more »

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Atleast you are smart, not like other dumb ass milan fans on this blog, that exactly what milan are suppose to strengthen this summer

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

All I am saying is that for 40m we can get a player better than Berardi. Do you really believe he would score 17 goals playing RW in Milan? Someone like Depay would be much better. As for Belotti, I remember I suggested we get both he and Giroud and you were against it.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

You can say the same things for De Paul. He is also taking penalties and free kicks and corners in Udine. So his stats will be reduced in a different team as well. The thing is Berardi is needed more in this formation as a RW than De Paul as an AM for which we have plenty of cheaper alternatives. I personaly would splash the money on Ikone from Lile. He can play RW and AM, plus he is young and better then the players mentioned above who will prob cost more. The market in Italy is ridiculos, its very… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

My only problem with Ikone is the price tag Lille want for him. Ikone will need time to adapt to Serie A as well. That can be a risk coming from Ligue 1. I would rather gamble on a player already proven in Serie A and that’s why I rate Berardi ahead of Iknone. Berardi is in his prime. Ikone still needs room to grow. Milan can’t risk 30-35m on a player like Ikone. If not Berardi then get Orsolini. We can gamble on a player like Coutinho for AM on a loan with an option to buy. Barcelona don’t… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Ikone is 30 mil at the moment. He is far better for sure. Speed, skill, goals and assists and is younger. Missing out on him when we have to play against teams like Barca this year would be silly. But this is Milan and building an attacking team is something they don’t know how to do. Also don’t forget about Brandt. He’s far better than de Paul and has loads of experience at the top. He’s running for 25-30 mil last I checked

Ashraf
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Sorry no ikone castilejo and ikone are same both they lacking main things 1 vision 2 no end product like crossing goal scoring we want someone like Silas wamangituka that’s is the upgrade of our team

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I have to agree with Asraf here. Ikone doesn’t have that goal scoring touch. Berardi will provide more goals and assists and he is a better finisher.

Serie A is way more tactical than Ligue 1. 17 goals and 9 assists is not an easy feat.

Berardi is the real deal especially on counter attacks, free kicks and penalties. I rate him over Chiesa.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

I can respect that, yes he has more goals and assist. I think ikone will have the same effect. I believe ikone would be more dangerous. Look at lukaku and hakimi. They are destroying teams in Italy despite not being used to Italian tactics. I believe ikone is better but berardi is also a good option as well

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yeah, I like Ikone. Trust me on that but I honestly just think it’s too big of risk for the money we would spend to get him. Ikone is very talented no doubt about that but he will need at least a season to adapt to Serie A. Can Milan really afford to wait 1 season? Not really sure we can to be honest. We really need goals brother. I can’t see any other player who can provide that in double digits for Milan other than Berardi for the RW. Let’s see how it plays out. It will come down… Read more »

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

That if we will even see one of them in a Milan shirt, the club is acting broke

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

True, but I am not suggesting we get De Paul just because of his stats. His gameplay is impressive and he contributes to both phase of play. But if you want to consider his stats, consider he played mainly as a CM and it is less likely to score or give assists from there. I agree his price is high but I’m sure Udinese will lower it sooner than later.

Last edited 3 months ago by TruRossoneri
milan4lyf
milan4lyf
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Yes we need Berardi. Our RW has been useless since Suso’s departure. If we reached 2nd position by only using our left flank, we can do much better with a better equipped right flank. As for CAM, I think Hakan’s renewal is a key. If not, we can either go for De Paul or Correa. Berardi has been performing against big clubs for last three seasons in Sassuolo. I don’t really see why he wouldn’t perform in Milan. Ikone would be a waste like Samu. His stats isn’t worth 30m+. Berardi is gonna be much more useful investment than an… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

I don’t think you actually watched ikone play. Not talking about highlights, I mean watching every weekend. He is def worth 30 mil for sure. Berardi is a good choice for sure but don’t discredit ikone without understanding his role. He’s been critical in a team that killed us and won the league.

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I don’t watch French league regularly. but I did watch LOSC Lille’s last 4/5 matches. It seemed like his playstyle is almost same as Samu’s. I am not saying Ikone is a bad player. Samu isn’t bad either. But Ikone is gonna face the same issues Samu is facing, their playstyle doesn’t suit our tactics. They are both fast, technically gifted as in good at passing and finding key passes, both are useless in defense, samu does help a little though, ikone doesn’t at all. Both can’t cross even if their life depended on it, neither of them has finishing… Read more »

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
3 months ago

If hakan doesn’t renew, money for other activities will be use up on a am, we can’t even afford de Paul or belotti

Last edited 3 months ago by Elliotazzuri
Gems
Gems
3 months ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Ilicic would be handy and not to expensive

Cocor
3 months ago

Zion train are you out your mind Tonali was there what was he did, loosing ball, stupid fault to get suspended anyway he goes. Screw Calhanoglu , bring the De Paul to have the job done

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Cocor

Tonali never played AM for Milan. Pioli used Meite instead against Atalanta in our hone game and that wasn’t smart because Tonali or Bennacer would have been a better option if we had to use any of our DM.

Illicic and Memphis Depay are way better than De Paul and they are free agents. So signing De Paul is a waste of money.

We should spend that money on Berardi for RW position.

Nb_HMO
Nb_HMO
3 months ago

It would be better for him if he stays but he feels he’s in love with money, the door is opened. I’d go for De Paul as our new No.10.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nb_HMO

Illicic or Memphis Depay is a better option. They are free agents. Screw Udinese. De Paul is too old and I wouldn’t pay 40m for a 27yr old with no Champions League experience.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

I would add Papu Gomez as an option as well. He is a more natural AM then Ilicic who is more of a SS. But we can even get them both for less than 10mil, just in case. De Paul would be a waste of money that can be better used for top RW.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Exactly. Totally agree

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

I thought depay is joining Barca?

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Sergio Aguero was just signed by Barcelona and I’m not sure Memphis Depay will join them now after Aguero signing. Barcelona is covered and I doubt Memphis Depay will sit on the bench.

We can still get him now that we are in the champions league.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Oh I was under the impression Barca was tryin to get both of them. Well what is Milan waiting on them?

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I know right. And he’s a free agent. Getting Memphis Depay will save us a lot of money big time if Calhanoglu leaves. He’s younger than Illicic and Papu Gomez.

His age would make him a better investment for the long term future and we can use the money we would pay for De Paul on a good RW.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Exactly. Depay was an original player we really wanted and now we have the chance and it feels like we are again, moving in slow motion

Dwaynek27ism
Dwaynek27ism
3 months ago

I think Hakan will renew with AC Milan because he knows he has a valid spot to fight for the upcoming 2022 world cup and be noticed in champions league. He has been with the club for so long that his playing style is suited for the current level now. Aside from that, I think Hakan is mature enough to want stability in his career and not risk starting again elsewhere and have to work his way for a leading role. Of course that doesn’t rule out that EPL teams are interested in him, so it is up to him.… Read more »

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  Dwaynek27ism

There are no EPL teams interested in him. That’s why he’s coming back with his tail between his legs. He doesn’t want to go to play in the Middle East. I’m tired of players like this. You don’t care about the team. You care about your bank account. Go do that somewhere else.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
3 months ago

When Real Madrid, Barcelona, United and Milan calls you, you shut your mouth and go. This kid thinks any of those teams will call? He is already at the top of his game and no big team called. This kid is key but now is not the time to raise the salaries and become inter. As much as I dislike the man, Gazidis’ plan will work like a charm in this tough football era. Now is the time to invest in Pobega, Sandro, Gabbia, Roback, Kalulu and Plizarri. Gigio had options, he is the best of the world at his… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
3 months ago

Yes we should invest in our good youth but your forgetting a big problem. None of those players but kalulu and gabbia are ready for the first team and will actually play. We need actual good players to improve the attack. What happens if we get kicked out in round one and we don’t make the ucl next year bc lack of reinforcements. We barely got in this year. And we have a coach who’s one dimensional and sucks at actually improving players

Bram Rahadyta
Bram Rahadyta
3 months ago

Renewed then sold him!

DonMilano
DonMilano
3 months ago

keep Meite, buy De Paul, Raspadori, and Adli. As simple as that

Mario
Mario
3 months ago

I sincerely hope maldini is monitoring samuele ricci (mezzala) and fabiano parisi (italian theo hernandez) from empoli. Both are young promising italian players who would be great additions for the future. Ricci would be a nice addition in midfield as bennacer replacement/alternate, while Parisi can be a good alternative for theo.