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AC Milan chiefs plan key agent meeting as part of important strategy

AC Milan directors Leonardo and Paolo Maldini are reportedly set to meet with Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent in the coming days.

The pair have been busy since Leonardo was appointed as sporting director at the end of last month, as he moved quickly to complete dealings before the transfer window deadline.

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However, it appears as though with business now completed until January, there will be some in-house matters cleared up as Calciomercato report that the duo will meet with Mino Raiola, agent of Donnarumma, Giacomo Bonaventura and Ignazio Abate, to solidify their relationship with the players.

As noted by Corriere dello Sport, issues emerged between Raiola and former director Massimiliano Mirabelli, which ultimately raised concerns over the future of Donnarumma at the San Siro.

With Leonardo and Maldini seemingly looking to implement their own management style, it looks as though they will try to clear up any issues with key existing players, with Calciomercato noting that they recently met with the agent of Ricardo Rodriguez for the same reason.

The season began with disappointment for Milan following their 3-2 defeat to Napoli, but there is plenty of reason for optimism following the end of the Yonghong Li era this past summer.

Donnarumma undoubtedly remains a key figure in their long-term plans, albeit the young goalkeeper will be under more pressure than ever to keep his place in the line-up given the arrival of Pepe Reina.

The experienced stalwart will be pushing him in training and will be ready to replace him if called upon by Gennaro Gattuso, but for now, the focus for the hierarchy seems to be on ensuring that everyone is buying into the project and that there are no off-the-field distractions for their players.

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