AC Milan are hoping to make substantial progress in the renewal talks with Rafael Leao in the coming days, according to a report.
TMW report that 35 days have passed since the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, during which it was confirmed that Leao would have to pay €16m to Sporting CP but also found Lille jointly guilty for having registered him after the unilateral termination.
Within 10 days – before FIFA decide to consider the situation and which can even increase the financial penalty – the situation must come towards a conclusion to avoid further problems for all parties involved.
Milan are trying to find a solution and have also said that they are willing to help their player, but at the same time the Rossoneri are not actually legally involved in the case at all. Finding a solution can also have a bearing on the renewal negotiations as Jorge Mendes will soon be in Italy to clarify the situation.
Leao earns €1.5m net per season at the moment and has a contract until June 2024, and he is expected to settle the matter in the next few days after he returns from international duty. Milan’s intention is to keep him and help where possible, to then extend his deal and give him a pay rise.