On October 14th, we covered a report from Italy that stated Manchester City are keen on AC Milan star Rafael Leão.

The forward’s deal expires in 2024 and the Rossoneri are ‘trembling’ since there are doubts over his renewal. That’s according to Calciomercato, who explain there are no meetings scheduled in the coming weeks to discuss the player’s contract extension.

If there’s no agreement between the Serie A winners and the 23-year-old over a new deal, the player’s suitors could come forward.

This is when Manchester City get a mention.

Pep Guardiola’s side could ‘not only feed and give substance’ to the Portugal international doubts with a ‘maxi-offer’ for him, but can also ‘push’ his employer to ‘think of accepting’ a proposal.

Taking the duration left on the ex-Lille man’s current deal into account, it is unthinkable for anyone to pay around €80-100m for him.

Therefore, Milan chiefs Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara need to review their strategy. It’s claimed there aren’t many options at the moment, as it’s either to renew Leão’s deal by accepting his salary demands or sell him as soon as possible, perhaps in January.

With Manchester City among the clubs in the mix to sign Leão, Stefano Pioli’s side may be under pressure to make a decision soon on the attacker’s long-term future at the club.