With just under two months remaining of Serie A 2020-21, there are a host of players on expiring deals that must be addressed by the top clubs in Italy.
The complicated contract talks at Milan continue and the Diavolo risk losing three of their key players on free transfers this summer, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu still without new deals at San Siro.
The veteran Swede said during international duty that he’s confident he will renew his contract at Milanello, but the concerns regarding Calhanoglu and Donnarumma continue to scare the Rossoneri fans.
Atalanta, who are against aiming for a place in the Champions League, have only two goalkeepers on expiring contracts and Marco Sportiello, who has been impressive in recent weeks, has an option for a further year with La Dea.
Juventus veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon are at the end of their careers and should they leave the Old Lady, it’s more likely that they retire than move on, but promising youngster Radu Dragusin could leave for free unless the Bianconeri signs a new deal with the Romanian.
League leaders Inter have a host of veterans on expiring deals, but Aleksandar Kolarov has an option to extend his deal with the Nerazzurri for one further year.
Ashley Young seems set to leave for free, and there’s uncertainty for players like Danilo D’Ambrosio, and Andrea Ranocchia too.
Napoli haven’t reached an agreement with Elseid Hysaj, who could leave for free this summer, and he could be followed out the door with fellow defender Nikola Maksimovic.
Roma are worried about losing Henrikh Mkhitaryan one year after having signed him on a permanent deal for free, but the Giallorossi have four other players on expiring deals, including Juan Jesus and Bruno Peres.
Expiring deals on June 30 from the top seven clubs in Serie A:
Atalanta: Marco Sportiello, Francesco Rossi
Inter: Danilo D’Ambrosio, Aleksandar Kolarov, Ashley Young, Andrea Ranocchia, Daniele Padelli
Juventus: Radu Dragusin, Giorgio Chiellini, Gianluigi Buffon, Carlo Pinsoglio
Lazio: Mateo Musacchio, Stefan Radu, Marco Parolo, Senad Lulic, Joseph Marie Minala, Marco Alia
Milan: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Antonio Donnarumma, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hakan Calhanoglu
Napoli: Elseid Hysaj, Nikola Maksimovic
Roma: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Jesus, Bruno Peres, Antonio Mirante, Simone Farelli