AC Milan striker Rafael Leao does not want to join Everton and prefers a move to Borussia Dortmund instead. This is according to the news coming from Calciomercato.
Rafael Leao is one among the many players that AC Milan is looking to sell this summer to raise funds. Borussia Dortmund were one of the sides that was monitoring the development of the Portuguese striker.
The latest news comes after reports that Everton are looking to sign Leao. Dortmund provides a better platform with Champions League trophy and is a reason for Leao to prefer them over Everton.
AC MILAN TO SELL PLAYERS
AC Milan are looking to sell some of its players to fund their summer activity. The Italians are back in the Champions League and are looking to strengthen their squad. They have already made Fikayo Tomori’s move permanent.
Leao is one of the players on the chopping block after not being able to cement his position. While he started the season well, he only scored 6 goals in Seria from 30 appearances. The other recognized striker for AC Milan is Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is 39.
Thus signing a centre-forward is one of the top priorities as the club is not fully confident with Leao. The club is currently linked with players like Olivier Giroud, Patrick Schich, and Sasa Kalajdzic. The club expects to get over £30m for Leao who has a contract with AC Milan till 2024.
LEAO WANTS DORTMUND OVER EVERTON
Leao is currently linked with multiple clubs like Everton, Wolves, and Borussia Dortmund. Everton are looking to strengthen their attack by signing the young Portuguese forward.
The other club in the market is Wolves. The Premier League side has suffered after their star striker Raul Jiminez was injured midseason. So bringing in a young striker can help in avoiding the mistake. Leao’s Portuguese nationality also suits Wolves, a team filled with Portuguese players.
But Leao prefers a move to Dortmund. The Germans are competing in the Champions League and compete regularly for titles. They are good at developing talents and at 22, Leao could fit perfectly in the club. However, Dortmund have not submitted any bids and with other rumors linked with the club, a move seems unlikely this summer.