Manchester United look set to miss out on target Hakan Calhanoglu, with the forward set to sign a new deal at Milan according to reports.
The Turkey international had been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford, with his contract running out next summer and United understood to be keen on securing him on a pre-contract deal.
However, according to Tuttosport, via Football Italia, the 26-year-old is now closer than ever to agreeing new terms with his current club.
They suggest that representatives of Calhanoglu will fly into Italy on Wednesday, before meeting club chiefs at Casa Milan – the club’s HQ away from San Siro.
Milan currently pay their No 10 just over £3m a year, and that could rise to more than £4m according to reports.
It is thought the stalemate between the two sides has come as a result of Calhanoglu lowering his demands.
It had been reported he was looking for as much as £5.5m a year to stay with the Serie A club.
Staying in Milan is an attractive prospect at the moment, with Stefano Pioli’s men leading the way in Italy.
They are three points clear of rivals Inter at the top of the table, and have yet to lose all season in the top flight.
Calhanoglu has been a key part of that form, with the attacking midfielder notching five goals and five assists in all competitions to date this season.