After links to Arsenal over the summer, it seems Sandro Tonali is set to announce a contract extension with AC Milan to 2027.

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BOLOGNA, ITALY: Former Gunner Krystian Bielik (R) of Poland competes for the ball with Sandro Tonali (L) of Italy during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group A match between Italy and Poland at Renato Dall’Ara Stadium on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano reports that AC Milan have reached a full agreement with Sandro Tonali to extend his contract until June 2027, with the deal set to be signed today.

Despite links to Arsenal, Romano reports that there were no talks with English clubs over the summer, and Tonali only ever wanted to stay at AC Milan.

Back in early August, reports from Italy suggested Tonali was on Arsenal’s shortlist and Milan would consider a bid in the region of €55m.

Calciomercato claimed Arsenal had met with Milan to discuss the player, though it seems Fabrizio Romano is now denying that.

Even at the time, Tonali was talking like someone who wanted to stay, insisting that he’d “joined AC Milan at the right moment”. The fact he’s now signing a contract extension shouldn’t be particularly surprising.

BRIERLEY HILL, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Sandro Tonali of Italy during an Italy training session in the swimming pool on June 12, 2022 in Brierley Hill, England. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
BRIERLEY HILL, ENGLAND: Sandro Tonali of Italy during an Italy training session in the swimming pool on June 12, 2022. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

22-year-old Tonali has made 87 appearances for AC Milan in all competitions, joining permanently in 2021 after spending the previous season on loan with them.

In his first full season as a permanent Milan player, Tonali helped them to win Serie A, lifting the league’s May Player of the Month award during the run-in.

It seems he’s set to continue his development in Italy for at least another few years.