Chelsea and Liverpool transfer blow as ‘Rafael Leao’s agent offers AC Milan star to Real Madrid’

CHELSEA and Liverpool target Rafael Leao has reportedly been offered to Real Madrid.

And it could see the AC Milan star miss out on a Premier League move this summer.

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Gazzetta claims Leao is no closer to extending his San Siro contract, which expires in 2024.

Milan are now gearing up to sell the Portugal ace at the end of the season.

And English sides including Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are thought to be interested.

However, Leao could end up signing for Real Madrid instead.

It’s believed the forward’s agent, Jorge Mendes, offered Leao to Los Blancos last month.

Initial contact was started with club chiefs, who are making preparations for the eventual exit of 35-year-old Karim Benzema.

But talks are yet to resume despite Real expressing an interest.

Leao is thought to be open to all options, including staying at Milan.


However, he wants to be paid at least £7million each year on his next deal.

Milan have made several offers which have not come near that figure.

And so an exit appears to be the most probably outcome.

Chelsea had been firm favourites for Leao, with Graham Potter even expressing his admiration for the talent before the Blues’ Champions League group stage wins over Milan.

But Todd Boehly instead opted to spend £88million on Ukrainian winger Mykhailo Mudryk in January.

Likewise, Liverpool landed Cody Gakpo at the turn of the year and still have Luis Diaz to return from injury.

And that could end up putting City in pole position, with Jack Grealish currently the only option on the left.