AC Milan received a big offer from Chelsea for winger Rafael Leao but they have resisted selling him, according to reports.
According to Calciomercato.com, Leao will remain at Milan beyond the 20:00 deadline. They cite a report from Diario AS who claim that Chelsea have made a serious attempt for the Portuguese international, putting €100m on the table.
It is a proposal that was rejected by Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, who asked for €150m to let the former Lille star leave in the current window which is the same as his release clause, one that does not apply this late in the window.
Milan are in fact willing to sell Leao only if they receive an offer that is simply too good to turn down, and that is one that would make the former Sporting CP talent the most expensive player in Premier League history.
It is a scenario that does not seem to be feasible at the moment, due to timing and because the Blues do not want to go so high. Leao is admired by Chelsea, but unless there are surprises there will be a new attempt only in 2023.