AC Milan are looking to close a deal for the contract renewal of trequartista Hakan Calhanoglu whose current deal expires in the summer. The Turkey international has been a core part of the squad and one of the leaders in the past few seasons. He is a creative force and will be an important part of the squad going forward.
Marc Behrenback of Sky Germany is saying that there have been good discussions between Milan's management and the agent of the player on the renewal of the his deal.
Ekrem Konur is reporting that the negotiations are positive on an extension and the player is open to remain at the club.
Stefano Pioli spoke to DAZN via MilanNews.it and said on the no. 10:
“I believe we are winning many games because we have very strong players. I wouldn’t trade them for anyone else, Calhanoglu is one of them. Ok, the spirit but then you need the quality.
“Calha is fantastic, he is intelligent, he knows how to move well, he knows how to attack and knows how to connect the game, he sacrifices himself. I want him at this level, at the top. We have many roles in which we are at a very high level, we must continue.”
“I don’t think there are any problems [with the renewal]. Calha is very happy with us and with the club. I’m sure his will is to stay, then there is a negotiation. Club, technical area, me and the player want the same thing, he has reached important levels and can still grow. A player to bet on.”