Everton and Wolves ‘lead the chase for AC Milan striker Rafael Leao’

Everton and Wolves ‘lead the chase for AC Milan striker Rafael Leao’… with the Italian giants ‘eager to sell’ despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee surgery that could rule him out of the start of the season

  • AC Milan would want around £24 million for the 22-year-old Portuguese forward
  • Rafael Leao has struggled at Milan scoring just 12 Serie A goals in two seasons
  • Milan reportedly want to sell Leao to fund a move for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud
  • The 35-year-old Frenchman recently signed a new one year deal with the Blues

Everton and Wolves are reportedly interested in signing AC Milan striker Rafael Leao, and the Serie A side are willing to sell despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee injury.

The 39-year-old is set to miss the start of next season after undergoing keyhole surgery on his left knee.

However, according to CalcioMercato.com Leao could be allowed to leave the San Siro to fund a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

Wolves and Everton are both reportedly interested in signing AC Milan striker Rafael Leao

Wolves and Everton are both reportedly interested in signing AC Milan striker Rafael Leao

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the start of next season after undergoing knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the start of next season after undergoing knee surgery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the start of next season after undergoing knee surgery

Leao joined Milan from French side Lille in 2019 but has struggled during his time at the San Siro; scoring just 12 Serie A goals in 61 appearances.

It is believed the Italian giants would want around £24 million for the 22-year-old.  

Everton and Wolves have reportedly already made offers for the Portuguese forward.    

Milan are reportedly interested  in signing veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Milan are reportedly interested  in signing veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Milan are reportedly interested  in signing veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Leao’s sale could see Stefano Pioli’s side move for Giroud despite the fact the Chelsea striker recently signed a new one year deal at Stamford Bridge. 

The 35-year-old scored 11 goals across all competitions for the Blues last season. 

Milan who qualified for the Champions League for the first time in seven years are keen to bolster their striking options in light of Ibrahimovic’s injury.

The Rossoneri have also been linked with moves for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca and Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic.

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