Rafael Leao’s future continues to make the headlines as Chelsea are following the situation with great interest. AC Milan are still pushing for the renewal but the negotiations certainly aren’t easy.
The winger was the best player in Serie A last season and he has continued to do really well this campaign. Milan, therefore, are working hard on renewing the current deal which will expire in 2024.
It’s a complicated matter as several big clubs are following the situation, including Chelsea. Speaking on his Youtube channel, Fabrizio Romano stated that the English side will have their people monitor him during the World Cup.
“During the World Cup, Chelsea will have their people in Qatar to monitor Rafa Leao. They will test him again, they’re convinced that he’s a fantastic player. Graham Potter is always speaking highly of him.
“In the final days of August, Chelsea had a verbal offer of €75m plus add-ons turned down by Milan. The Rossoneri know about Chelsea and many other clubs following Leao, so they are pushing and trying to extend the contract,” he stated.
It remains to be seen what the outcome of the renewal talks will be but it’s clear that Milan will make a big sacrifice to keep him. If Chelsea come knocking with €100m or more, though, it might be hard to say no.