Aubameyang lauds ‘unbelievable’ Milan star as Blues ‘forward of everybody’ in £100m January race

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lauded Rafael Leao as an “unbelievable participant” after Chelsea’s 3-0 win over AC Milan on Wednesday.

Leao threatened early on for Milan however Reece James’ wonderful show saved him quiet within the second half specifically.

Chelsea reportedly made a deadline day bid of round £70m for the ahead which was rejected by Milan however are nonetheless regarded as .

Having scored the second aim of the sport for Chelsea towards his former membership, Aubameyang was stuffed with reward for Leao.

He mentioned: “He’s an unbelievable participant, actually spectacular. He’s very quick, highly effective, he could make the distinction at any time. Nothing else to say besides that he’s unbelievable.”

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (by way of Each day Star) claims Chelsea are ‘forward of everybody’ else relating to Leao’s switch away from Milan.

The Serie A aspect are at the moment attempting to barter a brand new contract for the Portugal worldwide, whose present deal expires in 2024.

The report provides that he “is not going to be bought” for “lower than €100m” as Chelsea look to get the deal performed in January.

Milan director Paolo Maldini insists the Italian aspect is one of the best place for Leao to develop as a participant.

“For the whole improvement of Rafa, Milan are one of the best membership, for my part,” he mentioned.

“He’s 20 years previous, I keep in mind that at 20 I didn’t have all these certainties.

“Every of us has a unique path: I bear in mind feeling the strain, I would wish a pat on the again, a phrase in troublesome instances. These guys want assist.”

Chelsea boss Graham Potter did little to curb the switch specultion forward of his aspect’s win over Milan.

“I’m actually shocked in a optimistic approach by what he has performed, he makes a distinction in assault with targets and assists,” Potter mentioned. “Congratulations, he’s a prime participant.

“Then what he will likely be sooner or later I don’t know however he’s taking part in rather well with Milan. He has the abilities and the expertise of with the ability to play effectively within the Premier League too.”

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