Chelsea plotting move to sign £127million player also wanted by Manchester City

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According to the Times, Chelsea are plotting a move to sign Manchester City transfer target Rafael Leao.

The Portugal international who plays for Seria A AC Milan is capable of filling in as a left-winger and as a centre-forward.

He is regarded by many as one of Europe’s most exciting young attackers, and with Chelsea having only 20-year-old striker Armando Broja as the only recognised striker in their squad, signing Leao has become a priority for them.

However, the Blues will have to negotiate the player’s release clause of €150m (£127m) in his Milan contract.

With City and Liverpool both also reportedly interested in Leao, the Blues face fierce competition for player’s signature.

The 23-year-old helped the Rosonerri win the Scudetto last season as he scored 14 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions last season.