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Calhanoglu once again speaks on his future at Milan

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Hakim Calhanoglu has once again cleared the air on his future at AC Milan, saying the presence of Champions League football isn’t pivotal.

Hakan Calhanoglu insists his ‘future does not depend on the Champions League,’ as his Milan contract will expire on June 30.

A win will guarantee their place in the Champions League for next season, as they have a superior head-to-head record with Juventus.

The Sardinians had also needed a positive result here to secure their safety, but Benevento’s 1-1 draw with Crotone this afternoon means they are already out of danger.

“I am very happy that we reached this point. We’re fired up and want to book our spot in the Champions League,” Calhanoglu told Sky Sport Italia.

Qualification for the competition should allow Milan to seal some contract extensions, including that of Calhanoglu, which expires on June 30.

“I always said that I wanted to get into the Champions League with Milan. However, my future does not depend on the Champions League. I am very happy to be here playing for Milan.

“At the end of the season, I will sit down with Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara to discuss my future. They are the ones in charge and I respect them.”