Mediaset: Leao plays a part as Milan close in on €15m signing of his compatriot

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are now very confident that Renato Sanches will sign for the club soon and they can thank Rafael Leao for playing a part, a report claims.

According to what Claudio Raimondi has told SportMediaset (via MilanNews), there are signs of great optimism regarding the Renato Sanches operation as the Rossoneri are now very close to completing a deal worth €15m after Lille initially asked for €18m to let the Portuguese midfielder leave.

The negotiation is virtually closed as per the source, and the former Bayern Munich man has a great desire to join the Rossoneri and to play with his Portugal team-mate Rafael Leao, who also played an important role in the success of the operation.

We reported earlier today how the player flew to Milan to speak personally with the management back in May, and to see the Milanello training complex first hand, in order to see the facilities and his future home up close.

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