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Chelsea linked with Leao again

They are once again being linked with a move for AC Milan’s Rafael Leao, despite the Portuguese having a release clause of £130 million.

Having already agreed a deal to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig, Chelsea are not stopping in their ambitious plans to build a squad capable of challenging for all the major hounours.

Manchester City and Liverpool reportedly also have Leao as a key target, but Chelsea are looking ot steal a march on their rivals as the Todd Boehly spending spree is set to continue.

That would be a record signing for the Stamford Bridge club, far exceeding the £97.5 million that they paid Inter Milan to bring Romelu Lukaku back to West London in the summer of 2020.

The 21 year old is under contract at the San Siro until 2024, and, although they are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal, they would find it very difficult to turn down that sort of money for the left winger whom they bought form Lille for £25 million in 2019.

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