Hakan Çalhanoğlu is out of contract with AC Milan at the end of the season.
This has seen the Turkey international linked with several European clubs, including Manchester United.
At the start of this month, Sky Deutschland reported the Red Devils have held ‘several conversations’ about signing the former Bayer Leverkusen man, but the Old Trafford club are ‘not yet close’ to securing his signature.
According to Pianeta Milan, there is a small chance for the attacking midfielder to sign an extension with the Serie A side because there is ‘too much distance’ between the two parties.
Manchester United are named as a suitor, along with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. It’s claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and the other two clubs are ‘interested in acquiring’ the player’s services on a free transfer next summer.
The report adds it is difficult to see Çalhanoğlu leaving Milan in January, unless the Premier League side or other suitors decide to pay the €20-25m fee requested by Stefano Pioli’s side.
In other words, Çalhanoğlu is likely to leave the Rossoneri as a free agent next summer. Therefore, Milan have already started looking for his replacement and identified Real Madrid’s Isco as a target.
With United named as one of the interested parties, it remains to be seen where Çalhanoğlu will play next season. He has five goals and four assists in all competitions for Milan this season.