Milan Advance Tonali Talks, Face Issue for New Midfielder

While they search for a midfielder, Milan met again with the entourage of Sandro Tonali to discuss his new contact yesterday. His current one expires in 2026. The club would like to tack on another year on top of giving him a pay bump.

As per Sky, it would be a further confirmation of his key role in the Rossoneri project. He had originally given up part of his salary to facilitate his permanent move from Brescia. He blossomed after a challenging first campaign in San Siro. His wages will more than double, going up from €1.2M per year to €2.7M, Corriere della Sera reports.

Milan will likely put pen to paper with Tonali in September, while they have a handful of days to bring in a new midfielder. In yesterday’s meeting with Jean Onana’s agents, Bordeaux turned down the proposal of a loan with option to buy, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The Rossoneri have to decide whether to offer €4/5M or aim for a different target.

There could be further moves at the position. According to TuttoSport, Tommaso Pobega might return to Torino for a season. The Granata would be delighted to welcome him back, and the youngster wants the opportunity to feature regularly.

Our Take on Milan, Tonali, and Their Search for a New Midfielder

The extension is a no-brainer, and even after it he will be making significantly less than burdensome outcasts in other teams. Pobega has shown enough in previous campaigns to deserve a shot. He’s further along in his development than the names linked to them recently. He needs to play, but that will be hard given the competition. As a pure box-to-box, he’s not the cleanest fit, though.

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