Man City ‘prepared to offer Jack Grealish in sensational transfer swap deal for AC Milan star Rafael Leao’

JACK SET TO LEA-VE MANCHESTER CITY are considering offering Jack Grealish in a sensational swap deal with Rafael Leao, according to shock reports.

The Etihad club would be keen to bring in the AC Milan and Portugal winger as they battle Chelsea and Arsenal for his signature.

Rafael Leao could be on his way to the Premier League

Jack Grealish has struggled to make his mark at Manchester City
But according to Calciomercatoweb, they may offer their record signing to help seal the deal.

However, it is unclear if Milan would be open to an exchange as they have concerns over Grealish’s age and his whopping £300,000-a-week wages.

The 27-year-old – who did a shift as an Amazon driver for a Christmas promo – has struggled to find his Prime form since his £100million transfer from Aston Villa in 2021.

He has delivered just seven goals and four assists in 56 games so far under Pep Guardiola – including just one goal and zero assists this term.

And it is thought the City manager may be willing to let the England star go to bring in Leao, who has just 18 months left on his San Siro contract.

Leao, 23, is attracting plenty of interest with his strong performances on the left wing over the last three years.

This term, the wide man has seven goals and nine assists in 20 appearances.

And he starred in his cameos at the World Cup with goals in the wins over Ghana and Switzerland as Portugal reached the quarter-finals.

Leao is focused on his return to action with Milan on January 4 – but admitted he may well be open to a switch and has been enjoying watching Arsenal a lot this term.

Asked about a possible transfer to a new league, the ex-Lille ace said: “Yes, in the future.

“But now, I’m 100 per cent focused on Milan.

“I’m at a top club and I’m under contract. I also like the city.

“I’ve seen a lot of games this year, I like Arsenal, I think they play very well.”

AC Milan chief executive Paulo Maldini is confident his club do not have to sell from a financial perspective – but admitted every player has a price tag.

The former defender said on Leao: “He is a player of the highest level.

“But not only him, also others have received offers.

“If they show up anyway we have to see how to do it even if we don’t need to sell, our financial accounts are okay.

“But the players that cannot be sold now no longer exist.”

City are also very hopeful of signing Jude Bellingham next year.

The Borussia Dortmund ace, 19, is a top transfer priority for City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

But as revealed by Domoredosport, the reigning Premier League champions are confident the midfielder will snub a move to Anfield or the Bernabeu to play under Guardiola.

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