Milan rejected Chelsea’s informal offer for the Portuguese: his renewal remains a priority for Maldini and Massara. If the deal were to get complicated, however, the Blues would try again for sure

    In his young career, Rafael Leao has already played against 76 clubs and national teams, excluding all Under selections from the count. The most recurring opponent is Inter: already 10 matches. Chelsea, on the other hand, are not on this rendezvous list. Not yet. Rafa’s first meeting with the Blues will take place on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge, in a fundamental junction for the destinies of the Champions League: a defeat would be serious for Milan but it would not compromise the chances of qualification, while if Chelsea were to lose the chances of passing Londoners’ turn would become minimal. Blues and Rossoneri have not recently challenged each other on the pitch, but they have often “faced” each other on the market.