Rumour Has It: Milan make offer to extend Rafael Leao deal amid Man City and Chelsea interest
Milan forward Rafael Leao is attracting plenty of interest after a strong start to the new campaign, including on international duty.FotMob - 2 months ago
Rafael Leao has plenty of admirers, having scored three goals in six Serie A appearances for Milan this term.
The 23-year-old provided an assist for Portugal's first goal in Saturday's 4-0 win in the Czech Republic.
The forward was voted the Serie A Most Valuable Player last season as the Rossoneri won the Scudetto.
TOP STORY – MILAN EAGER TO EXTEND RAFAEL LEAO DEAL
Milan have put forward an offer to tie down Manchester City and Chelsea target Rafael Leao on a new contract, reports Calciomercato.
The report claims that the Rossoneri are willing to increase his salary beyond the €2million he currently receives, up to €6.5m, as they look to fend off rival interest.
Milan understand that it may be difficult to convince the Portuguese to stay at the San Siro, although he is contracted until 2024.
– Barcelona will cut their losses with Antoine Griezmann on a deal to sell him back to Atletico Madrid, according to Mundo Deportivo. The initial agreement included a purchase clause of €35-40m but Atletico have avoided triggering that, creating a stand-off. The Blaugrana are now prepared to lower their asking price with Atletico set to offer €25m in January.
– The Mirror claims Atletico are considering a move to sign Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez as Jan Oblak's successor, with the Slovenian out of contract at the end of this season.
– The race for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham's signature continues, with The Sun claiming Manchester City are confident they will beat Liverpool and Manchester United to him. It is understood Dortmund are willing to sell the 19-year-old for £83m.
– Manchester United are weighing up whether to move to extend goalkeeper David de Gea's contract another year, reports the Sunday Telegraph. The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of this season.