Chelsea enquire about Rafael Leao as AC Milan cite €150 million release clause

According to sources, Chelsea are trying to work out a deal to sign AC Milan forward Rafael Leao but are up against a roadblock.

In the wake of the departures of Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, the Blues have been strongly linked with a move for the Portuguese international this summer.

With Chelsea in need of offensive additions, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech might all potentially depart the organization.

Tuchel is searching for further offensive reinforcements because none of the Blues’ front three have scored in the opening three games of the season.

The German made a hint about adding to his team this summer after Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Leeds United. He fessed up, “I don’t know. We must wait.

“The window for transfers is still open. As the hours grow later, we must concentrate on what we have and are able to accomplish.

“We can certainly play at a high level, but we got off course when it wasn’t necessary. We didn’t have to get off course.

The situation was ideal.

“Everything was going well, and we had goalscoring possibilities. We can win in Leeds with this team.”

It turned out differently, and I believe that was more our fault than anyone else’s.

Everton’s Anthony Gordon has been mentioned; it is rumored that Chelsea is confident in landing him this week.


The Toffees turned down a deal of £45 million as Chelsea increased their efforts to recruit attackers.

If rumours are to be accepted, Leao of AC Milan has come up in talks as a result of this.

The Times stated that Chelsea is negotiating a deal to acquire the forward.

After talks over the weekend, Leao is reportedly interested in joining the Premier League.

These have also included the potential for Milan to acquire one or more players from Chelsea in any deal.

The Blues are being requested to organize the trade in such a way that Rafael Leao is released from a sizeable CAS-imposed fine he owes to former club Sporting, which presents a barrier to the transfer.

According to current estimates, the entire debt is £16 million, with the court currently holding onto 25% of the player’s monthly wage.

Additionally, Leao’s representatives claim that it would be in the next club’s best interest from a sports standpoint to allay his concerns regarding the fine as soon as he signs for them.

Since then, Matteo Moretto has claimed that Chelsea inquired about Leao.

However, given that talks are still in progress, they have been reminded of his $150 million release clause.


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