Man United in ‘concrete talks’ with AC Milan playmaker Calhanoglu

Manchester United are reportedly in discussions to sign Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu from AC Milan next summer, with the Red Devils keen to bolster their attacking ranks.

The 27-year-old has had a fine start to the season in Italy, registering four goals and eight assists in all competitions as part of a Milan side that remain unbeaten in Serie A so far this term and find themselves two points clear at the top of the table.

The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder arrived at the San Siro in 2017 after a highly impressive spell in the Bundesliga, yet initially struggled for both game time and consistency with the Rossoneri.

Now in a side driven by the evergreen Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Calhanoglu has appeared to finally find his feet and has become the creative hub of the Milan side in the number ten position.

Such form has clearly not gone unnoticed, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly keen to add the Turkey international to his squad next summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The player is currently entering the final year of his current, yet has seemingly turned down a reported £54,000-a-week contract offer from his current club in the hopes of getting a better deal, either from Milan or from elsewhere.

With time running out for Stefano Pioli’s side to tie up their man, United – or other potential suitors – could well swoop in and secure a pre-contract agreement for the player in January.

The report suggests that the player is very keen for the move to Old Trafford and would potentially be offered a much improved wage over a five-year deal.

The prospect of signing such a quality player for free would no doubt be attractive for United, with the club already having snapped up Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, while defender Alex Telles was signed for a reduced fee due to the Brazilian entering the final year of his contract at Porto.

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