AC Milan working on double deal with Jorge Mendes

AC Milan will accelerate talks with agent Jorge Mendes for the renewal of Rafael Leao and the signing of Renato Sanches from Lille.

The contract renewal of Rafael Leao is one of AC Milan’s immediate priorities. The Portuguese talent, whose current contract expires in June 2024, has improved a lot this season and the club wants to tie him down to a new deal before Christmas.

Contacts with Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, are continuous and there is a lot of confidence in reaching a quick agreement. AC Milan are aiming for a contract extension until June 2026 and will offer the 22-year-old improved terms. The Rossoseri left winger will see his salary increase from the current 1.5 million to around 3.7 million euros per season.

Besides Rafa Leao, another important topic of discussion with Jorge Mendes is Renato Sanches. AC Milan have lost any hope of renewing Franck Kessie’s contract and have identified the Lille midfielder as the ideal player to replace the Ivorian.

Journalist Nicolo Schira reports that the Rossoneri are pushing to purchase Renato Sanches from Lille. There will soon be another meeting with Jorge Mendes to discuss in detail about the situation of the former Bayern Munich and Leao’s renewal.

The contract of the Portuguese central midfielder expires in June 2023. Lille are aware that the 24-year-old wants to leave France and has no intention to renew his contract. In the summer of 2019, Lille invested 20 million to sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich. The box-to-box midfielder is currently rated around €35 million but the asking price may decrease to €25 million.

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