The AC Milan player Rafael Leao will reportedly be on Chelsea’s shopping list again next summer. According to journalist Dean Jones, the forward, who is referred to as being “more dynamic” than Kai Havertz, is wanted by the Blues.
Jones stated that the Blues were still interested in signing the AC Milan star when speaking to GIVEMESPORT. “Genuine think he is one of the most entertaining footballers in the world,” he continued, adding that the club will move after this season.
"Leao has a little more energy than Havertz. He plays with more drive and bursts, and right now, I really believe he is among the world's most entertaining footballers.
“Chelsea will be back for talks about him at the end of the season.”
Leao was a transfer target for Chelsea in the summer but has yet to agree to a new contract at San Siro. They submitted a non-binding offer for the Portuguese star, but the Serie A team rejected it.
Paolo Maldini confirmed the Blues’ approach and said last week:
“Is Leao extending? We’ve already dealt with this issue for many months. Rafa is aware that sticking with us is the finest option for growing stronger.
"We are a young and growing team. But we intend to do great things and grow with him. Chelsea made an informal offer for Leao in the summer but Milan decided to reject it. "With Leao, Bennacer and Kalulu we started talking about their contract renewal for some time."
AC Milan exit advised upon by Chelsea target:
Jean Pierre Papin, a former AC Milan striker, has pushed Rafael Leao to remain at the San Siro and continue to develop. Maldini’s statements, he claimed, were appropriate for the Portuguese, and he said:
"Maldini said that if he wants to become even stronger, he must stay. I agree with Paolo. Leao must look at Chełsea's squad and ask himself: 'How much space would I find as a starter?
He is untouchable in Milan. He has a strong sense of self-expression and intimate familiarity with his teammates. The greatest option is to remain and develop within the Rossoneri.
The Rossoneri’s title defense in Serie A has got off to a decent start, with four wins and two draws in the opening seven matches.