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Milan to Face Thorny Extension Talks with Star Attacker

With the acquisition now complete and the summer window in the books, Milan will be tangibly re-engaged in talks to extend Rafael Leao’s contract. His present ends in 2024, forcing Rossoneri To work sooner rather than later.

according to Gazzetta dello sportNegotiations will not be quick. Looming is the huge fine the star will have to pay Sporting CP. The Scudetto winner expects to be asked to contribute to settling the €9m penalty. Furthermore, there is a split within the Portuguese ace camp. He has been dealt with by several agents and not just Jorge Mendes.

Leao’s extension is bound to reset the standards in Milan in terms of wages. He will demand at least 7 million euros a year, which is comparable to what Zlatan Ibrahimovic was making in the past, when he was by far the highest-paid player on the list. He would have earned a lot more than other majors who have been on the rise in recent months, such as Theo Hernandez and Fikayo Tomori.

On the other hand, differently from other players, the Rossoneri He can take advantage of the financial savings on the attacker’s deal, and this is to his advantage. At these figures, the total cost will reach 10.5 million euros per year. The club received some inquiries over the summer, particularly from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. But the post notes that there have been serious talks about his departure.

We saw in the talks between Liao and Milan

It’s very early in the new system, but this is indeed a critical turning point. If RedBird Capital decides to raise the wage bill, that would mean a change of direction compared to recent years, as well as grand plans for the future.

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