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Theo Hernández extends contract with AC Milan

Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain were rumoured to be interested in defender Theo Hernández, but the player has committed his future to AC Milan.

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Theo Hernández extends contract with AC Milan
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Theo Hernández has signed a new long-term deal with AC Milan that will take him to the end of the 2025-26 season.

The France international has been a key figure for Milan since joining from Real Madrid in July 2019, earning a reputation as one of the finest attacking full-backs in European football. Theo had been linked with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, but the defender, who would have been out of contract in July 2024, has now put pen to paper on fresh terms with Milan.

Milan statement

The Serie A club said: "AC Milan is pleased to announce that Theo Bernard Francois Hernandez has renewed his contract with the club until 30 June 2026. Theo joined the Rossoneri in the summer of 2019 and immediately showed his qualities on the pitch, earning the admiration and affection of AC Milan fans all over the world."

Theo has featured 105 times for Milan across Serie A, the Coppa Italia, Champions League and Europa League since making his debut in September 2019, putting him level with Franck Kessié for the most appearances over that period with the Rossoneri.

He has had 37 goal involvements in all competitions (19 goals, 18 assists), a tally bettered only by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (45) among Milan players since Hernandez's first outing. Indeed, only three defenders in Europe's top five leagues have been directly involved in more goals across the same stretch – Achraf Hakimi, Robin Gosens (both 39) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (45).

Theo's new contract is reported to be worth €4.5million a year, a big increase on his previous salary.

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