Hakan Calhanoglu Receives Mammoth Offer from Qatari Team Al-Duhail

Hakan Calhanoglu, whose contract with Milan expires in just over a month, has received a sizeable offer from Al-Duhail. The Qatari club proposes a three-year deal with €8M wages and an €8M signing bonus, for a total of €32M. The attacker will meet them next week, Sky Sport reports.

Calhanoglu looked poised to extend with Rossoneri in February, but he eventually opted to wait until the end of the season. He recently said that qualifying for Champions League would necessarily be a deciding factor. He asked for a €5M annual salary, while the Italian club stopped €1M short, and the two parties could not reach an agreement before other sides swooped in.

The Turkish playmaker has been the linchpin of Stefano Pioli’s scheme since the coach took over. He has tallied 9 goals and 12 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions this season. He would be in high demand if he did not re-up with Milan: Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, and Inter have shown some interest.

While he will discuss the bid of Al-Duhail, leaving Europe at 28-year-old might not be too tempting. His teammate Mario Mandzukic previously spent six months with the Qatari club, while former Juventus and Roma defender Mehdi Benatia moved there in 2019.

The Rossoneri have been timidly linked to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has the faculty of leaving Roma for free, to replace him. They were eyeing Otavio and Florian Thauvin, who were in the same situation, but the former agreed to an extension with Porto, while the latter elected to join Tigres.