AC Milan are keen on renewing the contract of Rafael Leao, which will expire in 2024. However, several factors make the matter complicated and Chelsea are also lurking in the background.
According to today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), Leao’s agent Jorge Mendes has requested a salary of €7m per year to renew with Milan. In addition, the player wants the Rossoneri pay a large part of the €16-19m he owes Sporting.
In short, the matter is complicated and Milan are currently evaluating the best possible offer that they can make the winger. Meanwhile, Chelsea are expected to make a new attempt in January and are ready to give Leao €8-9m per year.
It’s clear that both Milan and Leao want to continue together, but given the complexity of the deal, nothing can be ruled out for the time being. Hopefully, the parties will reach a reasonable agreement in the end.