Leao after his Champions League night battle against Reece James has appeared to becoming friends with the English star
Chelsea defender, Reece James has exchanged follows with AC Milan star man, Rafael Leao as Chelsea transfer talks loom.
Leao who praised Reece James after their game on Wednesday night has afterwards made a step further in his new friendship by following the Blues Academy graduate on Social Media.
Reece James made sure Rafael Leao couldn’t be a threat on Wednesday night, limiting the number of runs he could make.
Unlike every other games, Leao was boxed in by the opponents and he couldn’t make an impact from his wing although he had one chance where he ran through two Chelsea defenders before producing a pass but attempt to put them on the score-sheet was denied by a good block from Kepa Arizzabalaga.
Leao is strongly linked to a Chelsea transfer move with the Blues already made a lost time offer for his signature this summer before the close of the Premier League window, sadly Milan turned it down.
Chelsea are keen on bringing the Portuguese to Stamford Bridge as Todd Boehly further seeks strengthening the Chelsea squad.
His comments yesterday about Reece James only did increase the expectations of Chelsea fans who have hailed him on the internet, applauding his fighting spirit.
Somtosport understands that Rafael Leao may already be preparing for life at Stamford Bridge as he Reece James becomes the last player he followed on Instagram so far.
In exchange, James who enjoyed playing against Leao also returned the follow which most likely means communication are already going on between the players.
Players have been known to directly influence other players into joining their teams and Reece James won’t be an exception after seeing how powerful Leao can be on the pitch.