Milan have newfound confidence in the fact that Rafael Leao will re-up his contract, which expires in 2024. The contacts with his camp have been frequent and fruitful in the last few days. The Rossoneri have put €7M per year on the table. They believe the player is keen on accepting and staying put, Sky reports.
The reigning Italian champions are also in talks with Ismael Bennacer and Olivier Giroud. The negotiation with the former is in its final stages. The other one has slowed down a little, but the brass is supremely confident about striking a deal with both.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the main issue for Milan is that few actors are pulling in different directions in the Leao affair. Super-agent Jorge Mendes, who doesn’t represent him but consults his father, wants to put pen to paper shortly to start focusing on his summer transfer.
Instead, lawyer Ted Dimvula, who has the power of attorney, isn’t in a hurry. He demands a commission to pen the extension. The latest offer by the Rossoneri doesn’t include a contribution to the fine he has to pay to Sporting CP. It could be handled by his next club, if he does leave, the publication informs.
Our Take on Milan and Leao
The variegated nature of the star’s entourage explains why the reports on the matter are rarely straightforward and often contradictory. There appears to be momentum this time out. However, it’s starting to look like a bridge deal to get to the end of the season with fewer worries than a move to lock him up for years.
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