In addition to sales, new signings and other transfer business, the renewal of Rafael Leao is one of the biggest issues AC Milan must tackle this summer.
Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) have given an update on the negotiations between Milan and Leao, who was decisive in the Scudetto winning season as he scored 11 goals and provided 10 assists in Serie A, earning the title of league MVP.
The paper claims that the Rossoneri are still a long way off being able to get his signature as the requests from Leao have increased. In the Spring, Paolo Maldini and Massara offered a two-year extension with a tripled salary to €4.5m net per season.
However, it will now take around €7m per year to secure Leao’s renewal so the distance between offer and demand is currently very large. However, the 23-year-old wants to stay with the Rossoneri and there is release clause of €150m in his deal which keeps Milan safe.
It should also be remembered that Leao will have to compensate his old club Sporting CP every month with 30% of his salary for losing the court case against his former club linked to the unilateral termination of his contract in 2018, which he must do until he has paid of his €20m debt.