Since the start of the last summer transfer window, there have been concerns around the futures of multiple Milan players, including Rafael Leão. Chelsea have reportedly been keeping an eye on the forward for a long time.
In the final hours of the 2022 summer transfer window, the Rossoneri were reported to have rejected a bid for Leão and other players. When asked about that particular situation at the Trento Sport Festival, Milan technical director Paolo Maldini said (as quoted by Calciomercato):
“I told someone not to even show up for Theo Hernandez. The problem is that then they come back and then you have to decide what to do. In terms of the sustainability of the club, I repeat that we have the accounts in order and we don’t need to sell anyone.”
While the former Rossoneri defender was loud and clear while claiming that they did not need to sell players, a part of the Maldini was cautioned enough as he was quoted as saying:
“We want to keep the strongest players, but there are no more non-transferable players today.”
As per the reports, Milna have been working on extending players’ contracts so that they could fend off the interest arriving from different parts of the globe, with the potential renewal of the former Sporting CP winger Leão saying high on Maldini’s agenda.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder