£105m player's head has been turned by Chelsea's interest now, he's not signing a new contract - journalist
AC Milan’s Rafael Leao has reportedly had his head turned by the interest from Chelsea.
Leao, 23, is a highly-rated winger that’s enjoyed a really positive 2022.
The quick attacker has been a real talisman at the San Siro for AC Milan, helping them win the Serie A title last season. He’s got 16 goal contributions in 20 appearances across all competitions this campaign, too.
He’s currently shining on the World Cup stage for a Portugal side that face Morocco tomorrow in the quarter-finals of the international tournament.
Rafael Leao has head turned by Chelsea interest
Well-respected journalist Simon Phillips has shared that Leao is not signing a new contract at Milan right now due to interest in him. In particular, he’s aware that Chelsea are now potential buyers.
Phillips told GIVEMESPORT: “He’s been quite keen to hold off signing a new contract with the interest from other clubs, especially Chelsea because his head has been turned by that.
“He’s not wanted to rush anything with his contract talks.”
There’s been plenty of speculation recently linking Chelsea with a potential move to sign Leao.
Journalist Carlo Garganese previously told GIVEMESPORT that Chelsea have been in contact for Leao and are vying against Real Madrid for his signature.
TMW previously claimed that the Milan wide player may cost as much as £105million.
If Leao has doubts about extending his stay in Italy, that sounds like good news for Chelsea.