Chelsea reportedly have a chance to sign Rafael Leao in the January transfer window

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Chelsea reportedly have a chance to sign Rafael Leao in the January transfer window. AC Milan are unable to agree on a contract extension with the Portuguese forward.

Hence, they might have to sell him to get the best-selling price. Therefore, a number of top European clubs including the Blues are very closely monitoring the situation.


According to reports, Chelsea have a chance of signing AC Milan forward Rafael Leao. The report also claims that the Portuguese forward is open to a move to the Premier League. However, AC Milan are trying to convince the Portuguese forward to sign a contract extension. The Italian giants fans were hopeful of a contract extension as Maldini was handling the negotiations. However, it looks like the forward is getting interested from some of the top European clubs. Hence, he is yet to sign on the dotted line.

Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg speaking on the situation said,

At this stage he doesn’t want to extend beyond 2024. Not confident with the offer. Chelsea, City, Real in. CFC held talks about him in Qatar. Milan refused Chelsea’s offer (€70m). They want €150m. The amount of the release clause.”

However, a number of other reports also claim that AC Milan are ready to accept offers in the region of 80 million for Rafael Leao.


Chelsea are the best option for Rafael Leao. It is because he can start almost every game for the Blues. Real Madrid have the undisputable Karim Benzema. They have also signed 15-year-old Endrick for the future. Hence, chances of starting are looking less likely. Whereas at Manchester City, they have Erling Haaland and in-form Julian Alvarez. Hence, the Blues are the best option for Rafael Leao. They have only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fit at the moment.

Armando Broja has suffered an ACL injury. This will keep him out for the rest of the season. Hence, Graham Potter needs a new striker signing in the January transfer window. They also need a striker that can help them in the present and the future. It is because Aubameyang is currently 32 years old. Hence, in a few years, he will be not the striker to start every game for the team. Therefore, Chelsea needs investment desperately in the forward areas.

Chelsea will hope that they can potentially complete the marquee signing of Rafael Leao. However, they are also keeping an eye on the likes of Matheus Cunha and Joao Felix. Hence. Todd Boehly and Graham Potter are keeping their options open. This is because the January transfer window is a very short window. Hence, if a deal is not possible, teams should quickly move to other targets.

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