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New contract incoming? Milan star Leao drops new deal hint amid transfer interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid

20:22 GMT+3 05/12/2022
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Milan forward Rafael Leao hinted on Twitter that he could be staying at the club amid growing interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid.
  • Leao linked with move away from Milan
  • Tweet hinted that he would stay in Italy
  • Post comes after Pioli's assurances he would renew

WHAT HAPPENED? Rumours of a potential San Siro exit have been circulating since the summer, with the Blues unable to complete a deal after being unwilling to match Milan's asking price. However, after the Rossoneri posted a compilation on Twitter of Leao's greatest strikes in red and black, the Portuguese starlet responded by writing "More to come".

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Leao's social media post comes after manager Stefano Pioli revealed that he expected the forward to sign a new deal with Milan. The 23-year-old already has seven goals and six assists across all competitions in 2022-23 and is currently one of the hottest properties in Europe, meaning tying him down to a new deal would be a real coup for the Italian side.

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WHAT NEXT FOR LEAO? While rumours of a new contract continue to swirl, Leao will be focused on international matters at the World Cup in Qatar, with Portugal coming up against Switzerland in the last 16 on Tuesday.