Man United monitoring AC Milan star Rafael Leao

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According to The Mirror, Manchester United are monitoring AC Milan star Rafael Leao who has been compared to Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.

The report adds Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is a big admirer of the 23-year-old and sent scouts to watch him face Chelsea in the Italian club’s two recent Champions League ties. 

However, Manchester United face competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Portuguese international has less than 18 months left on his contract and is refusing to sign a new deal despite a five-year offer worth in excess of £100,000-a-week being put on the table.

Ten Hag can’t make a move for Leao in January after being told there won’t be enough funds to sign the forward but will make a move for him next summer.

Leao, who has a release clause of €150million, played a key role as AC Milan won the Italian Serie A last season.