Milan have decided to take Rafael Leao off the market after cutting down their striker options, claim reports in Italy.

So far this summer, the Portuguese forward has been mentioned repeatedly in a series of transfer stories, with links mainly for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He was also proposed as part of a potential swap deal with Olympique Marseille and Borussia Dortmund.

However, claim this evening that the Rossoneri have decided to keep hold of the 22-year-old for this season.

That is because they’ve already loaned Lorenzo Colombo to SPAL and are in advanced negotiations to sell Jens Petter Hauge to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Leao has always shown a great deal of promise, but struggled to find the right role, playing as a centre-forward, a support striker or on the left wing.

During the 2020-21 season, he contributed seven goals and six assists in 40 competitive games for Milan.

He was purchased from Lille in 2019 for a €29.5m fee, as well as owing the French side 20 per cent of any future transfer fee.

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