Rafael Leao’s contract has been a hot topic over the last few months and AC Milan failed to reach an agreement before the World Cup. The situation is not ideal but a new attempt will be made in January.
The renewal talks are complicated above all for two reasons: 1) Leao is asking for a high salary, around €7m per year, and 2) the compensation to Sporting must be paid by someone eventually. It’s a tough situation for Milan, in other words.
According to Manuele Baiocchini of Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, Milan are aware that the negotiation isn’t easy. They will make a new attempt after the World Cup and the outcome of that will, of course, depend on Leao’s performances during the tournament.
A great tournament could make life very difficult for Milan in terms of renewing the contract, but it would also help increase the price tag of Leao. It’s a double-edged sword for the Rossoneri, therefore, and it remains to be seen what will happen.