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Transfer: Rafael Leao’s father offers update on AC Milan future, Chelsea links

Rafael Leao's father


Rafael Leao’s father has reaffirmed that they are “taking care of everything” as Chelsea continues to show interest in the forward for AC Milan.

Leao’s contract negotiations with AC Milan have so far failed, despite their best efforts to make him the highest-paid player in Serie A. This has given Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge hope that a deal will be reached in 2023.

Rafael Leao transfer update
When asked by Record if Leao would stay with Milan or leave to join Chelsea, Leao’s father Antonio provided the cryptic response: “We’re working on it.

“We are negotiating, because Rafael Leao has a contract that expires in 2024,” he continued. “Until that date, we are negotiating on everything. We will take care of everything, without Chelsea, without Real Madrid, without Barcelona.”

The senior Leao continued by making a suggestion that, given his love for Italy, the 23-year-old might decide to remain in Serie A.

“He loves being in Italy,” he said. “He has a predilection for Italians, the one the Portuguese do not have for him.

“He won the award for best player of the last Serie A not because he was beautiful, but simply…because he is the best.”

Leao has long been one of Chelsea’s top attacking targets, and the Blues are hoping to bring him to Stamford Bridge as part of a revamped forward line that may also include Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig.


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