Report: Thomas Tuchel has now asked Todd Boehly to go and sign £127m attacker for him

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly suggested to Chelsea co-owner and chairman Todd Boehly that the club target AC Milan attacker Rafael Leao for him.

According to GIVEMESPORT, Blues manager Tuchel has had a big say in the club’s activity in the transfer window so far.

It is understood that he’s now recommended to Boehly that Chelsea go out and sign Milan star Leao.

The report does explain it seems “unlikely” that a deal could happen for the 23-year-old player, though.

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Tuchel suggested Rafael Leao

If reports are true, Chelsea’s manager would like to add even more firepower to his attack.

The Blues have already completed the signing of England winger Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, who Mason Mount predicts will be a massive addition inside the dressing room at Stamford Bridge. He arrives as someone with four Premier League title medals to his name.

In contrast, Leao is a talent that’s yet to play in English football.

However, the Milan left-winger finished last season with an eye-catching return of 14 goals and 12 assists across all competitions, helping his club clinch the Serie A league title in the process.

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£127m valuation

It’s recently been suggested that any club may need to fork out a whopping £127million sum to sign Milan’s star forward.

Milan director Paolo Maldini said a coupe of months ago that Leao’s someone who’s “untouchable” at the San Siro, as well as mentioning his whopping buy-out clause.

““He is untouchable, that is for sure. He is still a rough diamond and improved a lot in a year. We signed him when he was a bench player at Lille for €24million and inserted a €150million (£127million) release clause because we believed in him a lot,” Maldini said.

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