Rafael Leao calls Serie A ‘easy’ & gives his thoughts on London amid Chelsea links

AC Milan star Rafael Leao has called Serie A ‘easy’ and lamented London’s weather amid links with Chelsea.

The Portuguese international has been heavily linked with free spending Chelsea in recent months, with 90min understanding that owner Todd Boehly is a ‘huge fan’ of Leao and planning to open talks with Milan over a deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Milan are currently trying to tie their prized asset down to a long-term deal but, with talks not making much progress in recent months, the door could be open to a transfer to the Premier League.

In a recent interview, Leao was keen to say he much prefers living in Milan to the potential of living in London however, largely due to the weather.

“I don’t like the weather there. I went shopping the first time I went to London,” he replied.

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The talented forward also gave his thoughts on Serie A at the moment, labelling it easy after a difficult start to life on the peninsula: “Serie A is very easy, yes it seems. Before reaching Serie A I was in France, where the first year was difficult. They came in hard. 

“But when you’re skilled, when you’re faster, you can create and make a difference. The second year was much better and I grew a lot. I have to show the world what I can do on and off the pitch.”

Leao was named Serie A MVP for his contributions to Milan’s shock title win during the 2021/22 season. But his form has dipped slightly in recent months, with Divock Origi being preferred to the wide player on a number of occasions – most notably during the recent Milan derby defeat to Inter.