Rafael Leao's contract is yet to be renewed with AC Milan. There are many obstacles to overcome and negotiations will still take some time to clear all the issues and details.
According to what is reported by the daily Turin-based Tuttosport newspaper in this morning's print edition, tonight's derby will be fundamental for the Champions League race and for the 50 million it guarantees: for both clubs. If Milan do not qualify, at the end of the season the sacrificed player would be Rafael Leao. Even if he were to renew. And even more so, with a renewed contract Milan could sell him better, perhaps to the English.