AC Milan are aiming to ward off interest from Chelsea and Manchester United by getting one of their stars to pen fresh terms, a report claims.
According to Sky Italia, the Serie A giants are set to offer key defender Alessio Romagnoli a new contract very soon amid links with some of Europe’s top clubs.
Milan reportedly rejected an offer worth around €40million from Chelsea back in 2016, insisting that he is not for sale at any price.
Since Gennaro Gattuso took the helm, Romagnoli has been hugely impressive in a defensive pairing alongside Leonardo Bonucci, with Milan conceding just four goals in their last 12 competitive fixtures.
Their Serie A rivals Juventus have been linked with a potential summer move for the 23-year-old, with director Beppe Marotta looking to take advantage of their uncertain financial situation, while Barcelona have also been credited with interest.
AC Milan chief Marco Fassone recently revealed that the Rossoneri are planning on sitting down to discuss a new deal.
“Romagnoli? In the coming weeks we’ll sit down with his agent, it’s not a priority but we’ll talk about it [a renewal] soon,” Fassone told Radio Anch’io Sport.
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