Football NewsRossoneri admit Rafael Leao could still be sold after failed summer transfer bid
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Portuguese striker Rafael Leao has been closely associated with the Blues over the summer and Rossoneri director Paolo Maldini admits offers were made for the player.


What did Paolo Maldini say?

After helping Milan to Serie A glory last season, Rafael Leao has started to gain interest – who has hit 14 goals in the entire 2021-22 campaign. Interest has been said to have come from Stamford Bridge and AC Milan director Paolo Maldini admits that – despite the club fighting off advances so far – every player in the modern era has a price.

Rossoneri legend Paolo Maldini, who is now sporting director at San Siro, told reporters at a sports festival: “Did I turn down offers for Leao and Theo Hernandez? According to Paolo Maldini, he told some not to even show up.

The problem is that then they come back, and then you have to decide what to do. In the context of the club’s sustainability, Paolo reiterates that their accounts are in order and there is no need to sell anyone. The Italian says they want to keep the strongest players, but there are no more non-transferable players today.


A little about Rafael Leao

While the Rossoneri have been able to see the final transfer window with Rafael Leao back in their books, they have been unable to put a new contract in place with an exciting talent that is only tied to deadlines until 2024. Italian former footballer Paolo Maldini also said of the riches that those in England have, that the lower Premier League team has a bigger budget than them, the gap has become unsustainable.

Rafael Leao, who will hope to star in the 2022 World Cup later this year, has hit three goals in eight appearances this season and continues to draw admiring glances ahead of the January window.