The relationship between AC Milan management and Rafael Leao is at breaking point.
La Gazzetta dello Sport says the flashpoint has come from the player and his entourage demanding his buyout clause be halved from the current €150m to €70-80m during new contract negotiations.
It's a request that infuriated the Rossoneri, who were at best willing to eliminate it completely, so that they could only listen to real offers.
Furthermore, the last face to face meeting between director Paolo Maldini and Leao ended abruptly, with Maldini left unimpressed by the player's demands.
It's now understood that talks over a new deal are 'frozen'.