Milan want to avoid the release clause in Maignan’s new contract

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Milan have begun planning a new contract for goalkeeper Mike Maignan and are said to be looking to avoid including a release clause.

The 28-year-old Frenchman has been a key star for the Reds since his arrival from Lille in the summer of 2021, being the perfect replacement for Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Maignan has proven himself a key factor behind Milan’s success, and his lengthy absence last season with injury perfectly demonstrated his importance to coach Stefano Pioli and the squad.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Maignan currently earns around €3.2 million net per season until 2026, and the club are keen to reward him with a new long-term deal that increases his wages.

Talks began with his companions in the summer and will continue over the coming months as the club try to agree on the details.

Milan leaders do not want to include a release clause, aware of the interest circulating from European clubs around him.

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