CorSport: Milan alerted as Barcelona open talks with Jorge Mendes over Leao

By Oliver Fisher -

Barcelona have opened talks with agent Jorge Mendes over the possibility of signing Rafael Leao, according to a report.

The 22-year-old has has scored 11 goals and has added 6 assists in 31 games for Milan in all competitions in the current campaign, being arguably the most consistent forward, and Sport reported earlier today that Barcelona are attentive to his development.

According to il Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan), Milan want to try and secure Leao’s long term future through the extension of his contract with a pay rise, but there is interest from abroad as Barcelona are in talks with Mendes.

The Blaugrana are somewhat rebuilding after the departure of Lionel Messi, and from a financial point of view they seem to be recovering, getting ready to make big investments to rejoin the elite.

For this reason the restyling of the squad has started and continues with Leao now in the sights of the Catalan side. It may just force the hand of the management to speed up those renewal talks.

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  1. i knew this will happen,now he will delay renawal as many time as he can since he goes to the last year of contract,menager will change his mind upside down

  2. Honestly just get it over the line already.
    If he doesn’t sign we’ll have to sell him next summer, and we already have Kessie and Romagnoli to replace.

  3. If the money’s right, sell him in the summer. Leao’s come on a LOT and has all the talent in the world, but there’s always the suspicion that he might go AWOL during a game.

    I’m afraid that Milan fans (and management) have to come to terms with the fact that under the current owners, they’re a feeder club for the richest European sides.

      1. Come on, he’s better than you’re suggesting, and he’s improved a lot over the last 12 months. He’s also still only 22. He could develop into one of the top players in the world.

  4. Xavi should coach an oil club. Always asking for more and more players when his club is in financial ruin.
    Leao is gonna cost him at least 90 million.

  5. It makes no sense how agents are allowed to talk to clubs when the player is under contract. This is tampering. Milan need to start reporting this to FIFA

  6. No way Barca have money to pay transfer fee. Let Barca wait till leao contract expire 2 years again ( that if leao not renew) . 2 years still long time and of course leao Will come to be reserved there since Barca have many left winger

  7. Not happening. Everyone relax. Barca has been on a spending spree while having rocky financials. Leao would be in the bench more so than starting. Def not happening. But i wont rule out other big clubs taking an interest in him though

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