Chelsea ready to sign Rafael Leao from AC Milan this summer.
Chelsea have entered negotiations with AC
Milan over the potential transfer of Rafael
Leao, according to The Times.
The west London giants are desperate to
bolster their attack before the transfer
deadline, and are looking at multiple
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the initial
prime target, but the Blues are reluctant to
meet Barcelona’s £20m fee.
Instead, they are now looking at Milan’s
Leao, but it seems highly unlikely that the
Portuguese will move on this summer.
The 23-year-old has entered the final two
years of his deal, but the Rossoneri may
only sell for his £127m release clause.
Earlier today, the club confirmed their
takeover from RedBird Capital Partners, and
the new owners may not entertain a sale.
The consortium have plans to take Milan to
the next level, and selling Leao before the
deadline would undoubtedly anger their
Hence, Chelsea may need to look
elsewhere. It remains to be seen whether
they can find alternative targets in the