Saturday April 17 2021
Which players will Raiola discuss with Milan?

Mino Raiola remains in Italy and is expected to have a series of meetings, but which players will he discuss both incoming and outgoing at Milan?

The super agent has been in the country for several days and even stayed at the J Hotel in Turin, although it’s reported he didn’t actually meet with Juventus directors at that time.

He is expected to have several important encounters with the Rossoneri, for both the current and future plans of the squad.

Raiola represents Gianluigi Donnarumma and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose contracts are due to expire on June 30.

While director Paolo Maldini confirmed Ibrahimovic’s deal is “down to the details” and just needs to be signed, Donnarumma’s situation is far more complicated.

It’s believed he is asking for a €12m per year salary, which would make Donnarumma the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world, compared to the €8m Milan offer.

The Italy international could become a free agent this summer with all the top clubs lining up to make him an offer.

Raiola also has captain Alessio Romagnoli on his books, although the defender has lost his place in the Milan starting XI to Fikayo Tomori lately.

Romagnoli could be used in various exchange deals, including one suggested with another of Raiola’s clients, Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi.

Raiola can also try to bring players to San Siro, such as 28-year-old Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

He is currently on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, although Fulham have an option to buy.

The France international could be floated as either a replacement for Donnarumma, or his understudy for next season.

Another player linked with Milan for several months and represented by Raiola is Donyell Malen, the 22-year-old PSV Eindhoven striker.

He is under contract until June 2024 and scored 25 goals with nine assists in 41 competitive games this season.

Malen spent time in the Arsenal and Ajax youth academies before coming to PSV in 2017.