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Calhanoglu casts doubts on Milan future with transfer admission

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The Turkish international is edging towards free agency with his San Siro deal set to run out at the end of the season.

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Hakan Calhanoglu suggests he still follows Galatasaray while revealing his desire to play for his boyhood club in the future.

Calhanoglu comments could be interpreted as a warning sign amid his unresolved contract situation at AC Milan.

The midfielder was one of the top performers for Stefano Pioli’s men last season and remains a key cog in the team in this one, having contributed seven goals and 11 assists in all competitions so far in 2020/21.

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However, the Rossoneri face a race against time to keep hold of their star. He is in the final months of his contract and has been linked with a move away from San Siro.

“I hope to play for Galatasaray in the future,” said Calhanoglu, via Football Italia. “Why not? I got a lion tattoo because I cheer for Galatasaray.”

It has been reported that a difference in demands is serving as a stumbling block in the contract negotiations, with the player seeking a €4.5 million-a-year deal but the club unwilling to offer a package worth more than €3.5 million-a-year.

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Manchester United, who would have no problem in meeting his wage demands, are understood to be keen on landing the Turkey international, who is currently away on national duty.