Chelsea set to pay €100 million for AC Milan attacker Rafael Leao, who remains one of Todd Boehly’s top summer targets

February 21, 2023

Rafael Leao has caused a schism among AC Milan fans because he has yet to agree on new terms. The Rossoneri are eager to resolve his contractual situation, if the player’s demands are met…

While Milan has reportedly agreed to his large salary demands, they may want to avoid paying the player’s other financial demands. Leao owes Sporting CP around €19 million and is looking for Milan’s assistance.

Chelsea is said to have given Leao assurances about a large salary and other demands. The Blues have been interested in the Serie A star since last summer, so they may pursue him again in the coming window.

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Leao was said to be getting closer to signing a new contract with Milan, but that may no longer be the case.

In the summer, Chelsea could put Milan to the test with a stunning €100 million bid. However, the Serie A star may command a higher fee, which the Blues may be willing to pay if it is reasonable by their standards. Meanwhile, the Blues are wary of rivals’ growing interest in the Serie A star.