Papin urges Leao to reject Chelsea move and sign renewal with Milan

By Isak Möller -

Rafael Leao was linked with a move to Chelsea this past summer and it’s believed that the Stamford Bridge will try again in January. Former Milan man Jean-Pierre Papin has urged the winger to remain at AC Milan. 

Negotiations are underway between Milan and Jorge Mendes over the renewal but an agreement hasn’t been reached yet. It’s a complicated situation and nothing can be ruled out at this point, even if Leao is happy to stay at the club.

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via, the French legend and former Milan man Papin was asked about the future of Leao. He urged the latter to listen to Paolo Maldini’s words and remain at the club.

“I agree with Paolo. Leao should look at the Chelsea squad and asks himself ‘How much space would I find as a starter?’. At Milan, he’s untouchable, he knows how to express himself and knows his teammates perfectly. Staying and growing with the Rossoneri is the best choice,” he stated.

It remains to be seen what the outcome of the saga will be but it’s clear that the next few months will be decisive. The current deal will expire in 2024 and in case an agreement can’t be reached, Milan will have to monetise.

Tags AC Milan Chelsea Jean-Pierre Papin Rafael Leao


  1. Dear Mr Maldini and dear Mr Massara, please sell this man now… just go ahead and cash out now!

    Collect your money; wake up!!
    AcMilan Forever!


    1. They should sell him? You saw clearly what we missed during Napoli’s match.
      You are very stupid and Gullible.
      To all Milan fans shouting sell Leoa. God will punish all of you.

      1. Are you that sthuuped for real? We had so many chances having Leao wouldnt make a difference. We just missed everything. It happens even with the best teams… Krunic had some better passes than we ever seen from the Portugal.

  2. Dear maldini and cardinale , PAY leao whatever he wants to stay , 7m net he is asking for is justified , we r paying origi 4m net and dest more than 4m net and they r trash bench warmers , pay our superstar and stop delaying

  3. Please pay him the money, leao has a crazy potentials which has not fully activated but the coming year is leao year, for some years back people talk about messi and Ronaldo but incoming years is for leao

  4. Renew him already. The most important thing here is that Leao wants to stay at Milan. He is happy in Milan and there is a great spirit that he feels among the team. This is why it is very important to renew him. The player is on the verge of superstardom and happy in Milan. He is a key part of the young core that will lead Milan back to the top.

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