Rejected Star with “magic in his feet” wanted by Chelsea for £87 million at Stamford Bridge

Star with “magic in his feet” wanted by Chelsea for £87 million at Stamford Bridge.

According to journalist Dean Jones, Chelsea will continue to be interested in AC Milan forward Rafael Leao “going into the new year.”

The talented 23-year-old was linked to the Blues throughout the summer, and the defending Serie A champions reportedly turned down a formal offer from them for him.

According to Spanish journalist Manu Sainz (via Football.London), Milan rejected a €100 million (£86.5 million) offer from Chelsea for Leao because they wanted to hold onto their prized asset.

Although the €150 million (£129.7 million) release clause in the Portugal international’s contract is well known, it may not present a problem for would-be suitors.

The Portugal international’s contract is rumored to contain a €150 million (£129.7 million) release clause, but that may not be a deterrent to would-be suitors for very long.

Leao’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2024, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the player’s agent is attempting to have the clause removed from any future contracts by negotiating new terms.

In addition to that development, Corriere della Sera has reported (via Sport Witness) that Chelsea are ‘ahead of everyone’ in the competition for the talented forward.

According to reports, Milan will not settle for less than £87 million for Leao, but if he refuses to, Milan will find themselves in a desperate situation at the end of the 2022–23 season.

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Milan reportedly won’t settle for less than £87 million for Leao, but if he doesn’t sign a new deal by the end of 2022/23, they could find themselves in a precarious position.

I know that Chelsea didn’t really need to see him in that match to be convinced of what kind of player he is, he said in an interview with GiveMeSport.

Leao has spent the majority of his senior career playing either up front or on the left wing, and he was instrumental in helping Milan win the Scudetto last season.

The 6 foot 2 star scored 11 goals and had 10 assists in 34 league games for the Rossoneri in 2021–2022, ending their 11–year championship drought.

At Stamford Bridge, you could “see in flashes of how fast he is, of the kind of magic in his feet.

But this player is the real deal; he changes the course of games for AC Milan frequently, and he will continue to be coveted by Chelsea and other teams in the future.


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