MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea have suffered a dent in their transfer pursuit of Rafael Leao.
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AlamyAC Milan’s president is “relaxed” over a new deal for Leao[/caption]
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Scaroni said: “I’m told that Rafa is really happy in Milano and with AC Milan.
“Paolo Maldini’s taking care of the new deal negotiation so I’m confident and relaxed about it.”
Leao has just over 18 months left on his current Milan contract, meaning a transfer move for him is likely to occur in the next two windows if Milan do not want to let him go for nothing.
Meanwhile, Leao’s father gave a cryptic answer when previously asked about a transfer to Chelsea.
He said: “The answer is: we are working on it. We are dealing with it because Rafael Leao has a contract that ends in 2024. Until that date, we are dealing with all of that (transfer, contract and Sporting legal dispute).
“Without Chelsea, without Barcelona, without Real Madrid, we are dealing with that.
“Rafael loves being in Italy. He has an affection for the Italians that the Portuguese don’t have for him.
“He won the trophy for best player in Serie A not because he’s handsome, but because he’s the best.”
However, Scaroni’s latest comments will not bode well for either club’s hopes of signing him.