Man United are believed to be at the front page of bidding off Hakan Calhanoglu from AC Milan as Stefano Pioli responds to exit links
Hakan Calhanoglu has until summer to renew his stay at San Siro if only he is keen to remain with the Serie A leaders with Man United at the other end trying to lure the 26-year-old.
Having established himself as one of Milan’s best midfielders, Hakan has provided 45 assists in 149 games and netting 29 goals of which 7 is in the current season.
AC Milan manager might have tipped off Man United to back off on the chase following his recent comments about the midfielder.Embed from Getty Images
Speaking to reporters, Pioli revealed his side have no intention of parting ways with Calhanoglu despite strong links to Man United.
“Calha is fantastic,” Stefano Pioli said. “He is intelligent, he can move well, he knows how to attack and he knows how to connect the game. He sacrifices himself,’ said the manager.
“I want him at this level, he is a top player. I don’t think there are problems. Calha is with us and with the club. I’m sure that his will is to stay, there is a negotiation.
“The club, technical area, the player and I want the same thing, he has reached important levels and can still grow. He’s a player to bet on.”Embed from Getty Images
Calhanoglu currently earns around €3m per year and could be earning more after penning an extension as reports stated last week that the Turkish’s representatives are already meeting with the club to discuss extension terms.
The former Leverkusen man was on the scoresheet during AC Milan 3-2 victory against Lazio on Wednesday as his side enjoy a sweet run in the Serie A coupled with their qualification in the Europa League round of 32.
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