Reports: AC Milan offer 22-year-old defender long-term contract to ward off Manchester United transfer interest

As per the latest reports, Serie A giants AC Milan have apparently offered their defender David Calabria a new contract, so as to ward off the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur who had expressed interest in the star.

The 22-year-old, who usually features in the Rossoneri starting XI at the right-back position, has earned plaudits from fans and management alike, due to his consistent performances at the San Siro this season.

Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso is pleased as well, as evident from the increasing number of starting chances which given to the player by him.

Meanwhile, several reports had previously indicated that top European clubs – including United and Spurs – are interested in the youngster for the next season. His style also seems to suit the playing conditions in England, as a result of which he is in demand in the Premier League more than anywhere else in Europe.

However, AC Milan have gotten a wind of the situation surrounding the defender and, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, they are close to getting him to sign a new contract, as per Inside Futbol.

Inside Futbol further adds that the Rossoneri have been in talks with the 22-year-old’s representatives and that an agreement in principle is in place. They are close to agreeing on a new five-year contract worth €2million per season, a significant jump from his current wages which is close to just €60,000 per week.

FOX Sports Asia probability ratings: 4/5; If seeing is believing, AC Milan is building a team around its young players, and Calabria could be a vital cog in the system. There are almost no chances of him being sold by Gennaro Gattuso at the moment, and so a contract extension could be on the cards.