AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao has probably the biggest decision of his career to make to date. He will soon be deciding whether to extend his contract with AC Milan, or move to another club.
The contract talks between the club and the player have been going on for months, and you can be sure that the ongoing hovering Chelsea interest is playing a big part in him perhaps contemplating whether the leave or not.
Excl. News #Leao: At this stage he doesn’t want to extend beyond 2024. Not confident with the offer. Chelsea, City, Real in. #CFC held talks about him in Qatar. Milan refused Chelseas offer (€70m). They want €150m. The amount of the release clause. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/QuUxLawSuB
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 12, 2022
Chelsea fans will remember back before Chelsea signed Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen and he was flirting with the club on socials. Liking tweets and what not.
Well, Rafael Leao appears to be subtly doing something similar, but perhaps not yet to the same scale. Leao has been doing things like following Chelsea on Snap Chat recently, and retweeting this video:
Dopeeeeeee 🙅🏾♂️🏄🏾♂️ https://t.co/pSEfdg2CCf
— Rafael Leão (@RafaeLeao7) December 19, 2022
You might not be aware, but TIGGZ is a video creator who knows a lot of people in the industry. When Chelsea are close to signing a player, he makes a sort of ‘welcome’ video for them. Of course, this one is not a welcome video for Chelsea, but it is very interesting that Leao RT’d it all the same.
And then there is the consistent bromance between him and Reece James, often commenting on each others posts. Agent Reece is working hard. He’s also had exchanges with Wesley Fofana lately.
Of course, this is all speculative stuff and might not mean anything at all, so I don’t want to get anyone too excited. But when you factor everything in and add it all up, it looks like Chelsea might at least be giving Leao something really big to be thinking about right now. Let’s see how it ends up.