- AC Milan winger Rafael Leao has been in talks with the club over a new contract but is yet to reach an agreement
- Chelsea have been hot on the heels of the Portuguese with Todd Boehly ready to make him a marquee signing for the Blues
- Leao is currently in Qatar with Portugal where he hopes to shine and force AC Milan to grant his demands or force a move out of San Siro
AC Milan winger Rafael Leao is one of the hottest players in European football for over a year now, and certainly one to watch out for in Portugal's star-studded attack at the World Cup in Qatar.
Leao's current contract with the Rossoneri expires in 2024. He has been in talks with the club over a new improved and lengthy deal, but an agreement is yet to be reached, as reported by Sports Brief.
World Cup crucial for Leao
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva and João Felix are ahead of Leao, but with Felix struggling for minutes at Atletico Madrid, Leao can hope for a start.
Last season's Serie A MVP will hope for a good tournament either as a starter or off the bench, to either force AC Milan to meet his wage of €7 million per season or to influence Chelsea to break the bank for him.
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The deal was wrapped up at the end of the last summer window, with the Blues reportedly more than willing to meet his release clause of £52.5m.
Chelsea are in the market for attackers with Nkunku, Leao and Arsen Zakharyan high on their list, amid the possible departures of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.
Source: Sports Brief News