Chelsea are considering making a big bid for AC Milan winger Rafael Leao that would be close to his release clause, a report claims.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan), Chelsea are not content with having spent €210m on the market so far as they are weighing up a €120m offer for Leao, which would represent a record transfer fee for them.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel along with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly have put together a list of targets to reinforce the attack and it seems that last season’s Serie A MVP has jumped to the top of that list.
Tuchel believes the attack needs more quality as the three goals this season scored by the Blues have come from Jorginho, Kalidou Koulibaly and Reece James. The Blues also believe Leao is a young, flexible player that is perfect to integrate with Raheem Sterling.
There have been contacts only with Jorge Mendes so far, but a deal remains very complicated, because Milan have no intention of selling especially a few days before the end of the transfer market, which would make it impossible to find a substitute that is worthy.