AC Milan will have to raise the offer they have put on the table if they are to convince Rafael Leao to extend his stay at the club, a report claims.
Leao is having his best season yet for Milan since joining from Lille with 11 goals and 6 assists in total this season, which has aroused the interest of several top European clubs. However, the Rossoneri management obviously consider the Portuguese winger to be a cornerstone of their project and they want to extend his deal which is currently set to expire in June 2024.
According to Corriere della Sera (via SempreMilan.it), the requests of his agent Jorge Mendes have risen and the €4.5m net per season on the table – which did not get the approval of the player and his entourage – will not be enough.
Mendes is asking for a sum comparable to that currently received by Zlatan Ibrahimovic which is around €6m net per season. The two parties are obviously focused on the decisive match against Sassuolo but once the season is over negotiations will quickly move.