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With so many players waiting for new deals it's a tricky scenario at Via Turati. Goal.com looks at who will stay and who will leave

ANALYSIS
By Simone Gambino and Salvatore Landolina

Italian champions AC Milan are about to enter talks over contract renewals with many first team squad members, having stuck to their word by delaying negotiations on new deals until after they clinched the Scudetto. But their decision has meant that many key club figures could be on the verge of an exit.

Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani has decided what lines to follow in the deals for Clarence Seedorf, Mark Van Bommel, Filippo Inzaghi, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Nesta, Massimo Ambrosini, Marek Jankulovski, Nicola Legrottaglie and Flavio Roma, and will present his plans to the players in the next fortnight, with Seedorf the first to be called into the Via Turati offices this week.

Most players will likely be offered a one-year stay. But who will accept Galliani's offer? And who will move on to sample new experiences?

Massimo Ambrosini
Role
Midfielder Appearances
18
Age
33 Goals 1
Salary
€3m % Renewal
90%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
He is the captain and tied to the shirt
Tactically valuable
Milan want younger players
Ancelotti could tempt him

The midfielder from Pesaro seems closest to a renewal. The captain has sent clear messages to the club, showing his love for Milan and a willingness to sign a new contract. The economic question is less of a concern here, but there could be sirens in the increasingly unlikely event that Carlo Ancelotti remains in London.

Filippo Inzaghi
Role
Forward Appearances 6
Age 37 Goals 2
Salary
€2.8m % Renewal
70%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
• Champions League talisman
Unique front man
• Free a place up front
• Fragile, not young


Inzaghi's situation is more delicate despite having seemingly been heading towards a new deal just weeks ago. Milan want a striker with different qualities in the team, someone with a great physique who can act as a proxy for Zlatan Ibrahmovic. The only place which could be freed for the stronger striker is Inzaghi's, and the former Juventus man has made clear it's up to the Rossoneri as to how they proceed. He has great ties at San Siro, but Parma, Atalanta and Napoli are also interested.

Alessandro Nesta
Role
Defender Appearances
26
Age
35 Goals 0
Salary
€4.5m % Renewal 80%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
• Still a pillar of the team
He could help Mexes improve
• Wants high salary
• He may retire or move abroad


Question marks surround the future of Nesta even though Milan see him as a vital part of the squad. The Roman defender is not happy about the thought of receiving a wage lower than new Bosman signing Philippe Mexes. There are also doubts over his fitness and there have been suggestions he may even opt for an early retirement as a result of his recent injuries. He has also been linked with a move to the United States, where he has a home in Miami.

Andrea Pirlo
Role
Playmaker
Appearances 17
Age 31 Goals 1
Salary
€6m % Renewal 20%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
• Technically one of the best around
To avoid him joining a rival team
• Not in Allegri's plans
• Won't accept paycut


Pirlo seems on the way out and suggested as much following the Scudetto party. He will negotiate with Galliani, but Juventus are also offering him a substantial package. A three-year contract worth around €3.5 million per annum has been touted. If they fail to reach an agreement on this fee, then it's hard to see Pirlo staying.

Clarence Seedorf
Role
Trequartista
Appearances 28
Age 35 Goals 4
Salary
€4m % Renewal 50%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
• One of the Scudetto protagonists
A favourite of the club president
Disappointed by delay over renewal
• Mancini wants him at Man City

The 'Professor' will be the first to sit in front of Galliani to discuss his renewal, but the Dutchman did not like Milan's decision to wait until the end of season to address expiring contracts. Despite having a deep connection with all things Milan, Seedorf could decide the time is right to leave. Roberto Mancini appears willing to make space for him at Manchester City, and the chance to win the Champions League with a fourth different club may appeal. Seedorf feels he is still a top player and will not accept a huge pay cut.

Mark van Bommel
Role
Midfielder Appearances 13
Age 34 Goals 0
Salary
€1.5m
(6 mths)
% Renewal 90%
REASONS HE COULD STAY
REASONS HE COULD LEAVE
• Key in Allegri's first XI
Offers balance in the team
• Not so young
• May prefer to end career in EPL


Barring any surprises, the former Bayern man will be one of the pillars of the team next season. The Dutch midfielder has convinced everyone in five months with the Rossoneri: a leader on the field, he is also appreciated by team-mates for his professionalism and balance. Van Bommel is expected to sign the renewal as early as the middle of the week. Milan, who can exercise the option to renew this contract, will try again to reduce his wages, but they won't let him escape. The only obstacle might be represented by further offers on the table. Van Bommel would like to try the Premier League before the end of his career. His preference, however, appears to be another year with Milan.

The Others

The future of Marek Jankulovksi has been known for some time - he will return home to finish his career with Banik Ostrava, his hometown club, where he worked his way up from the youth team to the first XI.

There are still some issues about the positions of Nicola Legrottaglie and Flavio Roma. The plan is to release both - the defender wants to play, while the goalkeeper may be replaced by a younger alternative. But if they accept the 'minimum wage', they may also prolong their time in the city.

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