Juventus joined by Serie A rival in battle for AC Milan contract rebel -Juvefc.com

Juventus face competition from Inter Milan for the signing of Hakan Calhanoglu as he continues to reject AC Milan’s contract offer.

The Turkey international is one of Italy’s best midfielders since joining Milan and the Rossoneri have left too late to tie him to a new deal.

The two sides have negotiated, but a difference remains between what former Bayer Leverkusen wants and what Stefano Pioli’s side are offering.

Tuttomercatoweb via Football Italia says the last round of negotiations saw the midfielder reduce his demands to € 4.5m per season, but Milan still cannot go beyond € 4m.

He’s already legally allowed to talk to other teams, but there’s no report on that yet.

Juve have struggled in midfield this season and Arthur’s lingering form issues make Calhanoglu’s signing wise.

But the report says Inter want him in Italy and that Manchester United and Chelsea are also monitoring his contractual situation from outside the country.

Signing for Inter would be a big demand considering the rivalry between his current side and their rivals and it gives Juventus an advantage.

The midfielder will officially be a free agent on July 1 if the current contract deadlock continues.

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