Barcelona, ​​Arsenal surrounding Raphinha as Leeds await £75m


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TOP STORY: Barca, Arsenal surrounding Raphinha

There has been much speculation about the Leeds United winger’s future. raphinhaY Fabricius Romano has offered an insight into how things are progressing.

The journalist says that Barcelona have agreed personal terms with the Brazilian international, but have so far not agreed a fee with Leeds.


He adds that Arsenal are in direct negotiations with Leeds as they have had an interest in the 25-year-old since March.

The Gunners have already brought in Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos in what has been a busy period for them, and this report suggests they’re not going to slow down in the transfer window.

London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to have been in contact with Leeds regarding a possible move.

Had the Yorkshire club been relegated from the Premier League they would have been in a weak position to collect a huge fee for Raphinha, but are now asking for up to £75m after beating Brentford on the final day to finish above Burnley. and avoid gout.

Raphinha played an integral role in Leeds’ Premier League survival, contributing 11 goals and three assists in 35 league appearances throughout the campaign.

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