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Chelsea to make a move for Rafael Leao

It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Chelsea could be set to carry on this trend.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Chelsea will make a move for Rafael Leao.

Leao has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Portugal international joined AC Milan from Lille for a fee in the region of 29.5 million euros in August 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

The winger has featured in 42 matches last term, netting 14 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions.

Rafael Leao
Rafael Leao

He is considered to be one of the best wingers in Portugal. Leao has earned 9 senior caps for the Portugal national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new winger and Leao is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Blues have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Tuchel is a long term admirer of Leao and believes he can get the most out of the Portugal international.


The former Lille man will add more quality to Chelsea’s attack. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Chelsea are already moving on from Leeds United winger Raphinha. The Blues thought they had reached an agreement with Leeds for his transfer. However, Raphinha wanted a move to Barcelona, and paper reports in England and Spain suggest they have now reached a deal with Leeds as well. With Raphinha heading to Barca, The Guardian states that Chelsea will move onto Milan’s Rafael Leão. They are also assessing Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry, as both players are favorites of manager Thomas Tuchel. The Blues want to revamp their attack, which will include Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling as well.”

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Chelsea have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Portugal international.

The Italian giants are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.

Good signing for Chelsea?

Undoubtedly, Leao would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in London.

Chelsea fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see if Chelsea are willing to pay the asking price for Leao.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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