PSG’s interest in Rafael Leão is a regular feature in the Italian press. He is once again quoted today by Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that the player’s value could reach €100m should he be crowned in Serie A. For their part, Milan don’t necessarily want to sell it and even hope to extend it.
Time is ticking in favor of Rafael Leão for Milan. The Portuguese striker has ended the season in fine style with his club, who could be crowned Italian champions with a win in their last Serie A game this weekend. In this case, the value of the 22-year-old would be around 100 million euros, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport. A sum far removed from what has recently been circulating in the transalpine press, where there was talk of 70 million euros.
However, the Milan, whose acquisition by the investment fund Investcorp is not yet complete, is not a special seller. On the contrary, the Italian club hope to extend Rafael Leão for another two years while his contract currently runs until 2024. Negotiations are expected to resume after the final day of the championship. With interest from PSG and other English clubs like Newcastle, Milan’s €4.5m annual salary offer will no doubt need an upward revision.
The Portugal international broke his contract with Sporting in 2018 to join LOSC without the approval of the Lisbon club’s management. On the one hand, he has to pay monthly money to his former Portuguese club. In addition, given his stats (3 goals and 3 assists in the last 5 games), his agent Jorge Mendes is playing for time to up the ante with Milan once the Scudetto is acquired and with offers from England bred. If the Milan club’s offer is not satisfactory to the agent and his client, then the question of a departure could arise, but the player has often claimed he feels comfortable at the Lombardy side.
PSG are often cited as suitors in the event of Mbappé’s departure and could see the Rafael Leão file proving particularly costly, especially as negotiations will be difficult given leaders unwilling to part ways with their player. even if a sale in itself would be in line with Milan’s project of acquiring players with good potential before reselling them at a high price. But if new investors are confirmed, they will undoubtedly be ambitious and grant the Portuguese a higher salary, which would ask between 5 and 6 million euros for the renewal.