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Rafael Leao's lawyer insists attacker wants to stay at AC Milan and hits out at Italian press

17:27 GMT 01/02/2023
Rafael Leao bench AC Milan 2022-23
Rafael Leao has no desire to leave AC Milan anytime soon, according to his lawyer Ted Dimvula.
  • Reports suggest Leao ready to leave
  • AC Milan slam rumours
  • Player's representative also upset

WHAT HAPPENED? A day after AC Milan released an official statement calling out a "harmful" and "unfounded" story in the Italian media suggesting a breakdown in contract talks with Leao, the player's lawyer has emphasised that he will not leave in the summer despite Premier League links.

WHAT THEY SAID: "There are many false and misleading informations about Rafael Leao, mainly in Italian press," his lawyer told Fabrizio Romano. "This has only one aim: too parasitize cordial and professional exchange that we have with AC Milan management regarding the extension of Rafael's contract.

"The player's priority has not changed: he wants to stay at AC Milan and continue to grow and progress in this institution and this city that he loves so much."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Dimvula added that Leao had not requested a lower release clause in a potential new contract.

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WHAT NEXT FOR AC MILAN? The Milan derby against Inter will take place on Sunday, with Leao a key figure in that match.