Chelsea are in discussions with AC Milan about a move for their Portuguese forward Rafael Leão .
Thomas Tuchel is desperate to add more firepower to his squad before transfer deadline day and there are separate discussions about bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back ot the Premier League.
Leão was a key member of the team that brought Milan their first Scudetto ina decade last season,a nd he will not come cheap, with the Serie A side indicating that they are unwilling to sell him for less than his release clause of £127 million.
And, if the Blues do manage to secure the winger, it will not only smash their own transfer record, but it will represent the highest paid for any player in the history of the Premier League.
Leão is reported to have been in discussions with Milan about a new long-term contract at the San Siro, but no agreement has yet been reached.
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