Man City to include Jack Grealish in offer for Milan forward Rafael Leao


Jack Grealish has failed to break into Pep Guardiola’s best XI, and is now reportedly being offered as an asset in a swap deal.

Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer Jack Grealish as well as a hefty transfer fee to Milan for in-demand forward Rafael Leao.

Leao, 23, has scored six goals and provided five assists in his 14 Serie A appearances this campaign, following a 2021-22 season in which he contributed 11 goals and 10 assists in 34 league appearances.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Grealish is heading in the opposite direction, with the most expensive Englishman in football history only playing 90 minutes in two of his 10 Premier League appearances this season.

Chelsea have already reportedly seen a £62m (€70m) offer for Lea rejected by Milan, who have apparently said they will wait for someone to meet his £133m (€150m) release clause, although a new report suggests , that City could be ready. to move to Portugal.

While it remains to be seen what price Milan would be willing to part with their young star, City reportedly feel they have an ace up their sleeve in negotiations due to their willingness to send a replacement player as part of their offer.

According to Calciomercato, City are willing to offer Milan a Grealish plus cash package for Leao, and the same outlet reported on December 6 that Milan were interested in Grealish in the event of Leao’s departure.

Further reports from Football Insider stated that City want to recoup £60m of the £100m initially spent on Grealish for a potential pursuit of Jude Bellingham.

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