Nigel de Jong’s contract talks with AC Milan seemed to have stalled this week with German side Schalke waiting to snap up the midfielder should negotiations break down.
De Jong, 30, is out of contract in the summer but is keen to play on for the Rossoneri for another three years as long as he keeps his current salary.
However, according to MilanNews, the club are only willing to offer the Dutchman a two-year deal with a pay cut.
This has alerted the attentions of FC Schalke who have allegedly made contact with De Jong’s representatives, and would be free to sign the tenacious midfielder from January.
It would be surprising to see De Jong leave Milan in the near future as he has performed well so far this season despite a hamstring injury, playing 90 minutes in every game he has been available for.