The 27-year-old was a regular starter for Pioli’s side in the 2020/21 campaign, but has a contract with the club running out at the end of this month.


Calhanoglu is demanding an annual salary of €6m to extend his contract with AC Milan and has shown no signs of accepting the club’s offer yet; Liverpool have been in touch with his agents, while Manchester United continue to be linked with him.



With less than a month remaining on his current contract, the attacker is looking more likely to leave the Serie A club on a free transfer this summer.


However, AC Milan boss Pioli is determined to retain the player’s services and has not given up hope of persuading him to sign a new contract with the club yet.



The 55-year-old will do everything to convince Calhanoglu to renew his contract, according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.


With Pioli keen to keep him, it remains to be seen if the Turkey international will change his mind and put pen to paper on a deal with AC Milan.



A host of clubs have lined up to acquire Calhanoglu’s services on a free transfer if he does not renew his contract with the Italian top flight club.