With just 98 days left on the contract, the stalemate between Milan and Mino Raiola, the agent of Gianluigi Donnarumma, continues. The parties have been trying to find a solution for months, but the last offer has not been received well. It is likely they will meet again in short order, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
The team has proposed a €2M pay raise, from €6M to 8M, but the representative has not given any answer to the management. However, the two sides agreed not to engage in serious talks with other clubs or targets while the negotiation is ongoing. That is why the Rossoneri are not particularly worried by PSG’s interest despite the recent rumors.
While the extension of the current starter is the top priority, Milan have begun looking at alternative options in case the talks do not go as planned. Lille’s Mike Maignan, Alphonse Areola, who is at Fulham on loan from PSG, Udinese’s Juan Musso and Atalanta’s Pierluigi Gollini have been short-listed, Tuttosport reports. However, the front office will not make a concrete move while the situation related to Donnarumma is still fluid.
It was previously reported that that Raiola asked for an eight-figure salary and for a short-term contract with a feasible release clause. He has not countered to the most recent bid by the front office. Donnarumma has been the starter since 2015 and his deals have often come down to the wire. He has tallied 241 appearances with Milan, conceding 257 goals and keeping 83 clean sheets.