Inter Milan are looking to lock down Hakan Calhanoglu with a new contract, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The 28-year-old has proven himself a key part of Simone Inzaghi’s Inter squad, and the club are looking to reward him with an improved deal.
Since switching from AC Milan to Inter on a free transfer last season, Calhanoglu has contributed 11 goals and 18 assists in 66 appearances.
His seven goals and 13 assists were pivotal to the Nerazzurri’s title chase last term, although they lost out to his former club by two points.
While Inter have yet to hit the heights they did last season, Calhanoglu’s two goals and four assists in 14 Serie A games have seen him establish himself as a key part of Inzaghi’s team.
The Turkey international has scored three goals and provided five more assists in 20 games across all competitions, including his crucial first-half strike against Barcelona in their Champions League first-leg meeting.
His goal effectively sealed his side’s place in the Champions League knockout stage. He also grabbed an assist in the 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture.
Inter are reportedly happy with Calhanoglu’s contribution at the club. With his contract expiring in 2024, they are keen to extend his stay at the San Siro.
The Nerazzurri management will sit down with the representatives of the Turkish midfielder after the World Cup to try and thrash out a new contract.
With his homeland Turkey not taking part in the tournament in Qatar, Calhanoglu will be available for Inzaghi and Inter across this six-week international break.
Inter are also looking to extend the contracts of Edin Dzeko and Milan Skriniar.
Skriniar was strongly linked with a move away from Italy last summer, with Paris Saint-Germain keen on acquiring his services.
But a move fell through, and Inter will try to extend the Slovakia international’s contract when club football returns.
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