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‘£127m release clause’ – Chelsea set sights on 22-year-old attacker Mourinho praises as ‘relentless’


Chelsea are reportedly interested in AC Milan forward Rafael Leao as a potential transfer target, write the Chelsea Chronicle.

According to 90min, the Blues have set their sights on the 22-year-old Serie A star.

The report explains Serie A champions AC Milan are aiming to give their youngster a new long-term deal at the San Siro, which includes trebling his wages. They want to replace his existing €150million (£127million) release clause, too.

Chelsea now have the attacker on their radar after his key role in winning the Italian top division.

The Portugal international ended up with 14 goals and 12 assists across all competitions this season for AC Milan.

Leao becomes the latest talented young attacker to have his name linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.

Blues fans may be interested to hear the speedster’s previously earned big praise this year from ex-Chelsea boss and current Roma manager Jose Mourinho.

“What a player. He’s relentless,” Mourinho told Record, as quoted by Tribal Football.

Leao is definitely a rising star that’s improving year on year, so AC Milan are looking to act under their new ownership to lock down the future of a key player.

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