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AC Milan star wants to follow Ronaldo’s footsteps and join Real Madrid

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Portugal boast one of the best attacking setups in international football. With Cristiano Ronaldo captaining them, he has the aid of Joao Felix, Andre Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and Rafael Leao.

Four of the aforementioned five have a price tag of €100 million or so attached to them, in one way or another. Felix, Bernardo, and Leao, particularly, are subject to transfer rumours ahead of the summer transfer window.

Chelsea seem to be in pole position to sign Leao, but Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on him, as per AS. Madrid were already linked to him last summer, and have good reports.

Leao, meanwhile, wants to follow Ronaldo’s footsteps, and Carlo Ancelotti is a huge fan of the player, speaking of him in very high praise.

The Portuguese’s contract clocks up in 2024, and AC Milan have been trying to renew his contract urgently, with little to no success. The player wants to make the move to a big club in the summer.

Milan wants to include a release clause of nearly €150-200 million in Leao’s contract, which would prevent a big club from making a move for him, at least this summer.

That said, the player’s entourage has ruled out a potential move in the winter, despite several clubs ready to pay big money to bring him in.

Leao received the Serie A player of the year award last season after guiding Milan to their first scudetto in over a decade. He scored 11 goals and assisted eight, and has only increased his output this season, with six goals and four assists in 14 games already.

Not to forget, the 23-year-old had an excellent debut World Cup game, scoring three minutes after coming on against Ghana. Performances like this, coupled with his numbers will only increase his price tag for next summer.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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