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Rafael Leao: Chelsea and Man City 'eye move for AC Milan star'

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Chelsea and Manchester City are monitoring the situation of AC Milan winger Rafael Leao who has requested the Rossoneri help him pay-off a debt he owes to Sporting Lisbon, according to reports.

The 23-year-old is currently contracted to the Serie A club until 2024 but negotiations around renewing his contract are becoming more complicated.

Italian news outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that he has requested a £6m-a-year salary and has also asked Milan, along with his former club LOSC Lille, to help him pay a £16 million debt to the Portuguese club.

AC Milan winger Rafael Leao has requested a salary increase and if he is to stay in Italy  Chelsea almost signed Leao in the summer but were unwilling to meet his 132m release clause  Leao lost an appeal over a contract dispute with Sporting earlier this year and was ordered to remunerate the club after he prematurely terminated his contract when fans invaded the club's training ground and attacked the players.

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