CM: Romagnoli shrugs off Raiola to negotiate extension only with Milan

AC Milan and Alessio Romagnoli appear to be looking to continue their relationship of more than six years together and Mino Raiola has reportedly been sidelined in negotiations.

Romagnoli’s contract expires in June and, according to Calciomercato.com, the captain is seriously considering extending the deadline, as although he has lost his guaranteed starter status, he still feels like an important part of Stefano Pioli’s plans.

Directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara recently made it clear to the former Roma man that there is still a future for him at Milan, as long as he is willing to take a pay cut from the current €6 million net per season, which he now earns because he an incremental pay increase agreed as part of his extension led by Fassone and Mirabelli in 2017-18.

Romagnoli, for his part, has shown willingness to cut his salary, but there is no agreement for the time being. He also conducts the negotiations without the supervision of his agent Mino Raiola, because Milan does not like doing business with him.

The relationship with the Italian-Dutch agent – after the fervent farewell to Donnarumma – is very tense and for that reason Milan and Romagnoli have decided to talk alone. The offer is an extension based on €3-3.5 million net per year, against an initial request of €4.5 million from the defender.

There will be other meetings with maximum transparency and if Romagnoli does leave, he will go with a handshake and best wishes.


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