Chelsea hopeful of signing Serie A goal as contract negotiations stall

Chelsea are assured they’ll be capable of lure Rafael Leao away from AC Milan, 90min understands, with the Portugal ahead but to agree a contract extension at San Siro.

23-year-old Leao, who was named Serie A’s MVP final 12 months, is beneath contract till 2024 and 90min has beforehand revealed that Milan are ready to make him the highest-paid participant within the division to maintain him away from Chelsea.

Milan officers had needed to tie Leao all the way down to a brand new deal earlier than he departed for World Cup obligation however that has not occurred, regardless of their profitable supply to the ahead.

With the Serie A facet struggling to agree a deal, Chelsea are watching intently as they prepared an strategy in 2023 to recruit one among their prime attacking targets, and sources have confirmed that there’s an optimism at Stamford Bridge that they’ll be capable of land Leao’s signature.

Regardless of his contract scenario, Milan have made it clear to Chelsea that they won’t entertain a January sale however the Blues are anticipated to start work on a deal to carry Leao to the membership in summer time.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are near finalising a deal for one more ahead, Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig.

Chelsea have agreed to pay over his £58m launch clause, which is simply energetic in summer time, to win the race for his signature and permit them to unfold the cost out in instalments, and talks are actually on over whether or not the Frenchman will take part January or the summer time, with the latter extra doubtless because it stands.

Club scouts are additionally on the lookout for a pure striker and have watched Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram in latest weeks.

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