Manchester United set to 'offer Hakan Çalhanoğlu five year contract'
Exactly what United need, another attacking midfielder
Manchester United are reportedly interesting in offering Hakan Çalhanoğlu a five year contract as the midfielder grows increasingly frustrated with Milan's offers of a new contract.
The Turkish playmaker has less than a year left on his contract with the San Siro club and is yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension.
Milan have reportedly offered him a £2.8 million salary but the Turkey international is holding out for more money.
The 26 year old joined Milan in 2017 and has become an integral part of their attack, whether playing from the left or operating as a number 10. He has started this season particularly well, with four goals and four assists in eight matches in all competitions, with Milan top of the table after five league games.
The current deadlock between the player and the club has seen a number of big European clubs show interest in luring him away from Serie A.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport report that United are one of those clubs and they are prepared to offer him a bigger salary on a long term deal that could would run until he turns 31.
Quite why United need another attacking midfielder in a team that already has Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek is baffling to say the least. But you'd be hard pushed to find a promising talent in Europe United haven't been linked to in some way. That's just how the transfer circus works.
While you're here, enjoy a compilation video of Çalhanoğlu's best moments from this year that will make you wish your club had him.