The Lowdown: Open to offers
The Portuguese marksman’s contract at the San Siro isn’t set to expire until 2024, but the Italian giants are struggling to convince him to extend his stay at the club and are therefore open to offers in the region of €100m (£87m).
The Latest: O’Rourke’s comments
The journalist said: “I’m sure they’ll be keeping a close eye on him during the World Cup, and if he does really well for Portugal, Chelsea will be very keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
“But on the flip side of that, it will probably only increase his price tag as well if he does have a good World Cup with Portugal.”
The Verdict: Alongside Nkunku?
Christopher Nkunku is said to be closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge next year, and Leao could soon be following in the Frenchman’s footsteps.
Hailed by Jacek Kulig as a ‘difference-maker’, the forward has already provided nine assists and netted seven goals in 20 appearances across all competitions this season, highlighting the threat that he poses in the final third (Transfermarkt).
Should Chelsea sign Leao?
Whilst £87m could be viewed as too big of a sum to pay for Chelsea, Leao is one of the most in-form attackers in Europe right now, so it’s definitely a fee worth considering.
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