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Manchester City and Chelsea will struggle it out for the signature of £105m AC Milan star Rafael Leao

Manchester Town and Chelsea ‘will struggle it out for the signature of £105m AC Milan star Rafael Leao in January’, as the Serie A giants look at marketing fairly than chance shedding the Portuguese ahead on a free of charge

Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea will struggle it out to indication AC Milan star Rafael LeaoThe 23-yr-aged has been attracting curiosity given that his breakthrough campaignLeao has scored 6 objectives and included 9 assists in 17 matches so considerably this seasonThe Serie A giants are ready for bids in the location of all around £105million

Manchester City and Chelsea are reportedly set to struggle it out for AC Milan star Rafael Leao in the January transfer window.

The 23-calendar year-old Portuguese forward has been attracting curiosity from Europe’s elite club’s since his breakthrough campaign past period, scoring 11 aims as Stefano Pioli’s side received Serie A for the 1st time due to the fact 2011. 

Leao was named Serie A MVP for 2021-22 and has continued to glow at the time again this year, scoring six goals and incorporating a additional 9 helps in just 17 appearances so considerably throughout each the Serie A and Champions League.

Manchester Town and Chelsea are set to struggle it out for AC Milan’s star ahead Rafael Leao

The 23-year-old has scored six goals and added nine assists for AC Milan so far this season

The 23-yr-outdated has scored 6 aims and additional nine assists for AC Milan so significantly this year

AC Milan, even so, are making ready on their own for significant-income offers in the area of all-around £105million in January, according to Italian newspaper outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.

The very same report suggests that Milan may possibly contemplate cashing in on the ahead, if the correct present is made, as they do not want to danger dropping nonetheless a different star on a free transfer.

Stefano Pioli’s facet have lost the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu and Franck Kessie in the very last 18 months, hence with Leao only remaining in deal till the summer time of 2024, it may perhaps be a wise solution.

Graham Potter’s Chelsea have shown an fascination in bringing Leao to the Leading League

Christian Pulisic could be used to sign Rafael Leao
Hakim Ziyech is another option to send to AC Milan

Chelsea may perhaps endeavor to use fringe players Christian Pulisic (left) and Hakim Ziyech (appropriate) in the deal to lower the fees

Chelsea were being interested in Leao all through the summer months and will reignite their curiosity in January, even though they might endeavor to use fringe gamers Armado Broja, Christian Pulisic or Hakim Ziyech as component of the deal to lower the charge. 

City are looking to bolster their options in attack having marketed Raheem Sterling to Chelsea in the summer time and see Leao as a critical target.

Equally Town and Chelsea will experience level of competition from the likes of Manchester United and PSG who have also demonstrated a previous curiosity in the 11-cap Portugal international. 

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Town are also keen to increase Leao as one more alternative for their assault

AC Milan, nonetheless, are continue to identified to tie Leao down to a very long-phrase agreement and are claimed to have open up talks over a new offer, preferably in advance of he jets off to the 2022 Globe Cup.

Milan’s closing video game before the domestic time pauses is at house to Fiorentina on November 13.

Leao is then established to be in Qatar right until December, with the January transfer window suitable all over the corner right after that.

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