Arsenal on High Alert After Chelsea Target Leao Declares Interest

Arsenal on High Alert After Chelsea Target Leao Declares Interest

  • Arsenal have been handed a major boost should they decide to pursue AC Milan winger Rafael Leao
  • Leao who has been an outside target for Arsenal and Chelsea revealed that he has been impressed by the former this season
  • The Portuguese winger has 18 months remaining in his current deal and the upcoming summer could be vital for potential suitors

Arsenal have been put on high alert after AC Milan forward Rafael Leao revealed that he likes their style of play.

The Gunners were in a hot streak of form before the World Cup break that saw them open a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League table.

Rafael Leao, AC Milan, Fiorentina, Arsenal, Chelsea
Rafael Leao looks during the Serie A match between AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 13, 2022. Photo by Pier Marco Tacca.
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Leao meanwhile is one of Europe's brightest prospects having dazzled after arriving in Italy from Lille. He helped the Rossoneri to their first Scudetto title in 11 years last season.

Chelsea interested in Leao services

His performances caught the attention of leading European clubs with Chelsea said to be heavily interested in the Portuguese winger. Leao has revealed that he is not keen on moving at the moment but would reevaluate his options in future.

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"Experience in a new league? Yes, in the future… but now I’m 100% focused on AC Milan — it’s a top club and I’m under contract there. I like the city too," as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

He further added that he has watched a lot of Arsenal games this season and he has been impressed with how they play.

The Gunners resume their title charge with a London derby against West Ham United on boxing day. Leao meanwhile will wait until 4th January when Serie A fixtures resume as AC Milan take on Salernitana.

Fabregas recommends Dani Olmo to Chelsea

Chelsea is currently undergoing a squad overhaul and rebuild under new ownership, led by American businessman Todd Boehly, with changes are also happening among backroom staff.

The Blues spent £272m last summer and are set to spend heavily again in the coming windows

Former midfielder Cesc Fabregas has now advised the club to look for more players at the German club. Spanish attacker Dani Olmo is one player he has specifically recommended.

Source: Sports Brief News