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AC Milan plan renewal talks for Mike Maignan to fend off Chelsea interest

AC Milan are determined to secure the future of goalkeeper Mike Maignan amid interest from Premier League giants Chelsea.

Having already lost Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United this summer, the Rossoneri want to avoid losing another key figure at all costs.

The Blues have seen an offer worth €60 million rejected by Milan for the French keeper, whom the Italian giants consider untouchable.

To counteract further approach from Chelsea or other suitors, Milan are now looking to extend Maignan’s contract which expires in 2026.

As reported by Calciomercato, Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani – who is currently overseeing transfer operations alongside chief scout Geoffrey Moncada – is planning to set up a meeting with Maignan’s agent in a week or so to discuss a possible extension.

Maignan has experienced staggering growth as one of Europe’s finest keepers at Milan, playing a pivotal role in the club’s resurgence under Stefano Pioli.

Milan struggled to churn out results when Maignan was sidelined for a chunk of games with injuries last season, which eventually hampered their Serie A title defence.

With Hugo Lloris calling it a time on his international career, Maignan has been widely tipped to inherit his place in the French national team.

Milan have signed Marco Sportiello, who will serve as a deputy to Maignan next season. They have also secured the services of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Luka Romero and Christian Pulisic.

AZ Alkmaar midfielder Tijjani Reijnders has been tipped to be the next incoming, but the deal has been put on hold after the Eredivisie giants failed to respond to Milan’s offer.

Stefano Pioli is also prioritising a new striker in the window, with Mehdi Taremi, Folarin Balogun and Jonathan David among the top targets.

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