Manchester City looking to Sign AC Milan Forward
A recent report from Italy has revealed that Manchester City ‘want’ to sign AC Milan winger Rafael Leao, who is in the midst of fresh contract talks at the San Siro.
With Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling’s respective contracts set to run out in the summer of 2023, claims from several quarters have suggested that Manchester City are on the look-out for a brand new winger
As a result, names such as Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku and West Ham’s Jarrod Bowenhave previously been speculated with a switch to the Etihad Stadium ahead of next season.
However, the latest information from Italy has revealed that City officials are considering the prospect of bringing in one of the Serie A’s most in-form wide players to bolster their incredible attacking arsenal in the coming campaign.
As per a report by Italian outlet Calciomercato, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City ‘want’to sign AC Milan’s Rafael Leao, as they plan to convince the Italian giants to reach an agreement for the in-demand winger
Further details suggest that Stefano Pioli’s side are in ‘constant contact’ with the player’s representatives to ensure that he extends his current deal – that expires in the summer of 2024 – until 2026.
In addition, it has also been stated that while a €4.5 million annual salary is the latest offer on the table to persuade the the Portuguese international to commit his future, agent Jorge Mendes has been pushing his client’s desire for a ‘higher salary
Mendes is also said to have ‘warned’ AC Milan chiefs, Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara about an offer from none other than Manchester City, who are claimed to have shown an ‘interest’ in the 22-year old, as Pep Guardiola is stated to be a ‘fan’ of the versatile forward.