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AC Milan In A Stand Still Over Contract Renewal Of Star Midfielder

Milan need to close this renewal for the morale of the squad and fan base.

Frank Kessie of AC Milan in action during the 2020-2021... Photo by Fabrizio Corradetti/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Tuttosport via are reporting that AC Milan are getting into an uncomfortable situation regarding the renewal of star midfielder Franck Kessie following his dominant season and want to avoid a Calhanoglu/Donnarumma situation next summer. Kessie is reportedly asking for 5-6 million euros while Milan are offering about 3.5-4 million euros at the moment. The player currently earns 2.2 million euros but is being watched by a number of clubs such as Inter Milan and Arsenal FC who would like to sign him for free next summer.

Tutto Mercato Web via are reporting that Milan need to be careful in this situation as the message from the management to the players has been a strong one but in reality Milan lost two starters for free and one of them had an enormous revenue potential. Kessie and Calabria are now leaders in the squad and need to be secured.

Gazzetta dello Sport via are confirming that Kessie has been called up for the Cote d’Ivoire Olympics Football Team for the Tokyo Olympics. This will likely slow down the talks which already seem to be on stand by despite the agent and Milan’s management looking to continue.