Heavyweights Watching Talks Between Milan and Goalie

Milan are in the early stages of the negotiation to renew the contract of Mike Maignan. While the expiration date is fairly distant, in 2026, the goalkeeper is due for a pay bump. A few teams are keeping tabs on the situation, hoping he becomes available.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the goalie and his camp want €8/10M Per year. Instead, TuttoSport set the demand at €8M, on par with Thibaut Courtois and Gianluigi Donnarumma. The parties are on polar terms.

As per Calciomercato, Maignan currently makes €2.8M annually and Milan plotted to raise his wages to €4M, on top of adding a couple of years to his deal. The talks are poised to be long and challenging.

In the past, the Rossoneri let go of a few linchpins due to their lofty requests. It happened with Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu, who left for free, and Franck Kessié, who was sold for a fee below market value. They had a different hierarchy at the time, though.

The goalkeeper hinted at a possible return to PSG, while Bayern Munich will be on the prowl for a new starter next summer since Manuel Neuer is 38, Bild relays (via OneFootball). They signed Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv to replace Yann Sommer.

Our Take on Milan and Maignan

They stunningly sold Sandro Tonali last summer, and he would fetch another massive profit, but surehanded goalkeepers are tougher to replace than midfielders.

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