According to various reports in the English media, Chelsea football club are studying the possibility to sign Serie A side AC Milan’s star Rafael Leao. This summer transfer window has certainly been a hectic and a busy one for the Blues as there were many departures and also many signings for the club.
They were also consistently linked with many of the top players in Europe. And now with just 1 week left in the transfer window, they are looking to sign yet another player who is one of the best forward in Europe. It is believed that the new owners have already held discussions with the hierarchy of the Italian giants in order to find a way to get this deal completed.
Chelsea interested in services of Rafel Leao
Thomas Tuchel is definitely looking to improve his attacking options after seeing two of his best forwards leave this summer and thy were Roelu Lukaku and Timo Werner who joined Inter Milan and RB Leipzig respectively.
Leao is surely of the brightest young players as he played a crucial role in Milan’s Serie A title win last season. He contributed to the team by scoring 11 goals and also managed to create 10 assists which makes a total goal contribution of 21 and that is simply sensational.
The winger’s contract is set to expire in 2024 and this summer the club and player have held discussions over a potential renewal. However they are yet to find an agreement that suits both parties.
Milan’s coach Stefano Pioli has openly said that he is not nervous about Leao’s future but the player does have a release clause in his contract that could be triggered by Chelsea. But the release clause has been set at an astronomical amount of 150 Million Euros which at this stage of the transfer window is a significant sum amount to spend.
But if the player wishes to leave and Chelsea presents an offer of anywhere around 80-90 Million Euros, it is very likely that Milan could sell their star man. All in all,the Blues need to make a decision soon as the transfer window closes soon.