Rafael Leao’s father gives updates on his son on AC Milan’s future
Rafael Leao: Father of Chelsea target provides an update on AC Milan’s prospects.
The father of Portugal forward Rafael Leao has offered updates on his son’s future at AC Milan, claiming they are “taking care of everything” as the player continues to attract interest from Chelsea.
Leao’s contract negotiations with AC Milan, which included an offer to make him the highest-paid player in Serie A, have reportedly so far failed to produce any results. This has given Chelsea at Stamford Bridge hope that a deal will be reached in 2023.
Asked by Record whether Leao will renew his Milan contract or leave to join Chelsea, father Antonio offered up the cryptic response: “We’re working on it.
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“We are negotiating, because Rafael Leao has a contract that expires in 2024,” he continued. “Until that date, we are negotiating on everything. We will take care of everything, without Chelsea, without Real Madrid, without Barcelona.”
The senior Leao went on to hint that the 23-year-old could choose to stay in Serie A given his love for Italy.
“He loves being in Italy,” he said. “He has a predilection for Italians, the one the Portuguese do not have for him.
“He won the award for best player of the last Serie A not because he was beautiful, but simply…because he is the best.”
Leao has long been one of Chelsea’s top attacking targets, with the Blues looking to lure him to Stamford Bridge in a new-look forward line that could also include RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku.