The replacement for Kylian Mbappe would cost PSG €175 million

Rafael Leao of AC Milan seen in action during the Serie A...
Rafael Leao of AC Milan seen in action during the Serie A... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

On the hunt for a top-notch alternative for Kylian Mbappe, who seems increasingly closer to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain is accelerating its possible acquisition of Portuguese forward Rafael Leao. The AC Milan attacker has a release clause of €175 million.

Kylian Mbappe's future continues to generate a plethora of related information. Persistently linked with Real Madrid as a potential free acquisition once his contract expires on July 1, PSG is doing everything possible to extend the bond between both parties.

However, the Ligue 1 champion is well aware of the difficulties it will face in retaining the player beyond the end of the season. Therefore, speculations about possible replacements for the French international are already emerging.

The option of Rafael Leao gains traction for PSG

According to, among the various names that have captivated Parisian sports management, Portuguese international Rafael Leao stands out. The 24-year-old forward, despite experiencing a significant dip in performance with AC Milan (only scoring 6 goals in the 26 official matches he has played), remains one of the most coveted attackers in the football world.

The main hurdle for his potential arrival in France? The staggering €175 million release clause in his contract with the Rossoneri. There is no doubt that we are in for a tremendously eventful few months on this front.

As PSG aims to secure a strong replacement, Rafael Leao's versatility and goal-scoring ability make him an enticing prospect. While the hefty release clause poses a financial challenge, PSG's determination to fortify its attacking options suggests that negotiations and strategies will intensify in the coming months.