Extension Talks Between Milan and Leao Go Backwards

Milan were expected to meet with the Rafael Leao camp shortly after the Supercoppa and at least at some point in January, but it doesn’t appear that will be the case. Director Paolo Maldini recently stated that they don’t need a summit to make progress on his extensions, but the talks have ground to a halt, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Rossoneri hoped to strike a deal by the end of the current month, but there have been no news lately. His father spent time in Italy but didn’t convene with the management. The fact that his agent Tom Dimvula and Jorge Mendes, who’s a consultant, aren’t on the same page is one of the main issues. Money is the main sticking point, as they disagree on the commissions.

Leao seemed on the verge of re-upping with Milan at €7M wages a couple of weeks ago, but that didn’t happen. The deal wouldn’t have comprised the €19.5M fine he’s paying to Sporting CP through monthly installments.

In addition, the ace currently has a €150M release clause that comes into effect for a couple of weeks in July. The Rossoneri would like to raise it or eliminate it. Instead, his representatives would rather lower it to facilitate a future transfer.

Our Take on Milan and Leao

The constant back and forth has gotten exhausting. Chelsea going on a spending spree on different offensive targets erases an immediate threat, but it’s tough to imagine him staying put in the summer, as the matter has dragged on for too long.

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