Silva and Aubameyang both agree £127M valued Chelsea target ‘is incredible’

Chelsea’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has admitted that target Rafael Leao is a great player

After helping AC Milan win that Seria A title last season – Leao has become one of the most sought-after young attackers in the game – with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid also interested in a possible deal

There is still alot of speculation in the media that the club are very keen on a transfer deal and will make a move over the next couple of windows to try and get a deal all done and dusted

The young man featured in the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Chelsea in midweek – but he impressed both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thiago Silva during the tie

Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, when asked about the Portuguese winger Aubameyang responded: “He is an incredible player, truly impressive. He is very fast, powerful, he can make a difference at any moment. Nothing else to say except that he is incredible.”

Thiago Silva agreed with his teammate and admitted if Leao had scored at the end of the first half then the result could have been very different for the Blues.

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Silva said: “Milan were in difficulty because Chelsea had a great game.

“It’s normal that if one team plays well the other struggles. Then it all depends, if Leao scored that goal at the end of the first half it would’ve changed the game completely.

“I always tell my players, within a game there are many games. If he had scored at that moment, the second half would’ve been a different match.

“It was important not to concede that goal. Then in the second half we played well and Milan struggled a bit, but Tuesday will be a different game.”

Jamie

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