The agent of AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has taken aim at the press over what he feels are false reports about his client and stressed that Leao would like to stay at the club.
Speaking during an interview with Sky Sport (via Milan News), Ted Dimvula spoke clearly about the future of the Portuguese forward who Milan would like to sign on a new contract.
Reports have suggested in recent days that there has been a serious slowdown in the negotiation between the player and the club to sign a contract extension.
Dimvula believes that these are false reports and that there is still an open dialogue between the two parties.
“There is a lot of false and misleading information about Rafael Leao, mainly in the Italian press. This has only one purpose: to paralyse the cordial and professional dialogue that we have with the Milan management regarding the extension of Rafael’s contract. We are currently working together to find a satisfactory solution for all parties,” Dimvula said.
The even better news for Milan fans is that Dimvula also made no bones about the fact that Leao would like to find an agreement and stay with the club.
“The player’s priority has not changed: he wants to stay at AC Milan and continue to grow and progress at this club and in this city that he loves so much,” he said.
“We therefore firmly deny any desire on the part of Rafael and/or his entourage to lower his release clause in order to facilitate a departure of the player next summer. Rafael is completely focused on the important goal at hand with his current club, and he hopes, in this difficult period, to be able to let him work calmly and serenely to return to winning ways.”
It is believed that the release clause is a stumbling block in the negotiation.