AC Milan are advancing their negotiations with Theo Hernandez over a new deal amid ‘pressure’ from Manchester City.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say it is a ‘top priority’ for the Italian side to get the player locked to a new deal to ward off interest in him.

They explain that Hernandez is one of the strongest players in the Milan squad and the club are keen to get him signed to a new deal as soon as possible.

They have already ‘intensified’ their contacts with Hernandez’s agent to try and get an agreement on an extension until 2026 sorted, and there is ‘great optimism’ among all parties that it will happen.

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Hernandez currently earns around €1.5m a year plus bonuses, which is a low figure in relation to the performances he’s put in on the pitch over the last two seasons.

Those performances have not gone unnoticed, with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain putting ‘pressure’ on the club in the last few months.

Milan are aware of this, and the fact Hernandez is probably underpaid, and so want to make a ‘substantial adjustment’ to his wages and bump them to €3m a year.

That’s not enough as the player wants €4m plus bonuses, but the climate is ‘cordial’, and there will new talks with the Frenchman’s entourage to try and iron out any issues.

That means there’s still a window for Manchester City to get their man, but it seems they need to up that pressure into a serious bid before Milan get Hernandez tied to a new deal.