Milan Keep Tending to Very Significant Contract Renewal

Mike Maignan returned to form in the Napoli clash in Round 24 after some subpar performances for his standards. Milan have never doubted him even while he was under fire and have been trying to come to terms with his camp on a new contract, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The goalie makes €3M per year. The request from his entourage is to at least double his salary, getting close to the highest-paid players in the squad. Rafael Leao earns €5M plus €2M in easily achievable bonuses.

Maignan is tied to Milan until 2026. The club wishes to push the expiration date to 2028. If they were successful in their intent, they’d have more leverage if they received offers. A few elite teams are keeping tabs on the goalkeeper since it’s hard to find top ones.

The Rossoneri don’t need to sell, but every bid will be weighed carefully. PSG, where Gianluigi Donnarumma has had seesawing performances, and Bayern Munich, which might have to replace the aging Manuel Neuer, could be keen on the Frenchman.

In any case, the sum would have to be mammoth to convince Milan to let go of Maignan, especially considering the recent transfers involving shot-stoppers. Chelsea paid €80M for Kepa in 2018, Alisson had a €62M price tag, while Manchester United shelled out €57.5M to purchase André Onana from Inter last summer. He’s a little older than his colleagues at the time, but it’ll take no less than €45/50M to pry him away.

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