Chelsea no longer hopes to recruit a high-class star this summer.
Rafael Leao has been AC Milan’s best player for the past few seasons. He showed his ability to take the Rossoneri to the semi-finals of this year’s Champions League and last year’s Scudetto.
Milan understands the importance of Leao should decide to extend the contract with the Portuguese player. Accordingly, the San Siro Stadium team announced:
” Milan is pleased to announce that Rafael Leao has extended his contract with the team until 30 June 2028. Since joining in the summer of 2019, Rafael has made 162 appearances, scored 41 goals and 29 assists for the Rossoneri, and was named ‘Serie A Player of the Year’ last season. Milan and Rafael continue their journey together .”
Leao ‘s new contract earns him €5 million plus bonuses per season. In addition, a release clause of 175 million euros has also been included. There is information in the media that Leao will switch from number 17 to number 10. This shirt number will be left blank if Brahim Diaz returns to Real Madrid.
The extension of Milan with Leao means that Chelsea no longer hopes to recruit this player. Last time, The Blues closely followed the former Lille player .