Chelsea and Arsenal have each provided contracts to AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, whose deal at San Siro is ready to run out on the finish of the season. However Juventus lead the chase for the Turkey worldwide.
Milan have been pushing to tie the 27-year-old all the way down to contemporary phrases for months, however talks have hit an entire stalemate lately and each events are actually contemplating their choices.
In response to Sky Italia, Calhanoglu is looking for a contract value simply over £4m per season (not together with bonuses) however Milan have solely provided £3.4m and will not be ready to go any larger. He’s keen to return down barely, however to not the extent of Milan’s provide.
With issues now at a stand-still, Calhanoglu’s representatives are understood to have obtained affords from Chelsea and Arsenal, each of whom are eager to lure him over to the Premier League on a free switch.
Nevertheless, there’s additionally vital curiosity from Juventus, who’re contemplating outbidding the 2 English sides for Calhanoglu’s signature.
It isn’t precisely clear whether or not Juventus have lodged a proper provide or not, however they’re mentioned to be main the race for Calhanoglu’s signature due to their willingness to satisfy the midfielder’s wage calls for.
Calhanoglu has managed seven targets and 11 assists in all competitions for Stefano Pioli’s aspect this season. He’s the crew’s creator-in-chief, and it seems as if sides throughout Europe have been taking discover of his eye for a go.
Chelsea have discovered themselves notably determined for somebody to make one thing occur within the remaining third. Hakim Ziyech is their solely actual artistic midfielder, and the Moroccan hasn’t precisely acquired stepping into England simply but.
An issue with the hyperlinks to Chelsea is the Blues’ large variety of attacking midfielders on the books already. With Thomas Tuchel enjoying two quantity tens, he has to separate minutes between Ziyech, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic, so including one other to the combination would not make an excessive amount of sense.
You can make the identical argument for Arsenal, who have already got Emile Smith Rowe and loanee Martin Odegaard on the books. The Gunners are eager to make Odegaard’s mortgage everlasting this summer time, however given the price of such a deal, Calhanoglu on a free switch could possibly be a sensible different.
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