French media: Maignan demands a salary increase + Milan’s finances are worrying, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern and Paris are paying close attention

Live Broadcast, December 5th According to the French media “FootMercato”, Maignan and AC Milan have been in long-term negotiations for more than six months, and the two parties still have not reached an agreement. AC Milan’s complex situation at the sporting and financial levels has made many European giants pay attention to Maignan’s situation…

In the summer of 2021, AC Milan introduced Maignan from the French Ligue 1 team Lille for 16 million euros, and he soon became an indispensable member of AC Milan. He kept 17 clean sheets in 32 Serie A games and conceded only 19 goals. He was an important part of AC Milan’s success in winning the Serie A championship in the 21/22 season. The outstanding performance allowed Maignan to become the first team of France for two consecutive years. As a result, Maignan has played 13 times for the French national team in the past two and a half years.

But for Maignan, unlike the first few months when he arrived at Milan, this season is a difficult one. He was voted man of the match against Fiorentina (Milan won 1-0) and this week lost 3-1 to Dortmund at the San Siro. The crux of the matter lies in AC Milan’s fragile defense and increasingly serious internal turmoil, with more and more people talking about Pioli’s departure and a medical room full of injured players. The shadow of Maldini being driven away still hangs over AC Milan. The Rossoneri also have financial difficulties, which does not bode well in any sense. If they fail to advance to the Champions League 1/8 finals, AC Milan’s financial gap will exceed 113 million euros.

FootMercato said that the players are well aware of this and it is obviously not the best time to discuss contract renewal. Maignan has been discussing a contract extension since last spring, and his situation is not unique. Although Maignan’s current contract does not expire until June 2026, Maignan, who feels very good at AC Milan, has asked for a significant increase in his salary to match a world-class goalkeeper starting with one of the major giants in world football. Matching salaries are currently far from reaching this goal. But one thing is for sure, AC Milan does not want to hear the news of Maignan leaving. For AC Milan, it is impossible to imagine Maignan leaving in the short term.

FootMercato reported that the above situations have made European giants who want to get a goalkeeper of Maignan’s level even more eager to move. According to FootMercato, Ten Hag likes Maignan very much and has begun to distrust Onana; Chelsea is still very interested, as was the case during the summer window; Bayern Munich is looking for Neuer’s successor; Maignan’s youth training club Paris Saint-Germain is quietly and carefully waiting for negotiations between Maignan and AC Milan.

Maignan is 28 years old. He has played 11 games in Serie A this season, with 4 clean sheets and conceded 13 goals. He has played 5 games in the Champions League, with 2 clean sheets and conceded 7 goals. The player’s current transfer price is 45 million euros.