The Portuguese international was a target for the Blues last summer, but Milan were holding out for his €150m (£129m) release clause at the time.
With Leao’s contract running down, though, he could now be available for £85m and fans on Twitter believe Potter is making the right call by pressing for the player’s signature:
Love to hear it! Get it done Boehly, please!
— Paul O. (@ColtsFanPO) December 14, 2022
Who wouldn’t like Leao, he’d be perfect for Chelsea.
— stacks issa menace (@Stacks1xo) December 14, 2022
He is definitely worth 85m…put the bid in
— Mistique (@Mistique139) December 14, 2022
Potter with his first W
— ZakArmy (@Keagile_Madiba) December 14, 2022
— Cal (@CFC_Cal) December 14, 2022
I pray we are able to get him
— Gospel🤍 (@gospeltire1) December 14, 2022
— coal💙💯 (@Coal004) December 14, 2022
Leao’s current deal with the Serie A champions expires in 2024 and the feeling is that if he hasn’t signed a contract extension by March then he will be put up for sale next summer.
A move during the January transfer window is, therefore, unlikely at this stage and you have to wonder whether Potter will be still at the club to see Leao’s move come to fruition if results don’t improve before the end of the season.