AC Milan will offer Theo Hernandez a new long-term contract in a bid to ward off interest from their European counterparts, Calciomercato reports.
Hernandez’s performances earned him recognition from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, who were keen to land his signature in the summer of 2021.
The Parisians were eager to bring the defender back to his homeland, but their attempts proved futile before Hernandez led Milan to their first Serie A title in over a decade.
The former Atletico Madrid starlet was one of the protagonists of Milan’s title triumph, bagging five goals and ten assists in 41 appearances across all competitions during that campaign.
His extraordinary display only fueled PSG’s desire to snap him up even more, and the French giants launched another approach last summer but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
Milan are under no pressure to part ways with their captain, considering he has three years left to run on his existing deal, but are wary of interest in the defender.
The seven-time European champions are now plotting talks of a contract extension that will effectively put an end to speculation over the 26-year-old’s long-term future at the San Siro.
However, negotiations have not been initiated yet, with Milan keen to delay talks until the latter stages of the campaign, allowing the defender to focus on his on-pitch duties.
Having racked up 25 goals and 28 assists in 176 appearances across all competitions since joining Milan, Hernandez continues to be one of the first names on Stefano Pioli’s team sheet.
The Serie A heavyweights are also planning contract talks for Hernandez’s compatriots Olivier Giroud and Mike Maignan, who are also vital members of their squad.
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