Footballing insider Fabrizio Romano has issued a major update on the Raphinha transfer scenario. Romano’s update includes details on Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Chelsea’s interest in the player and where things stand regarding a transfer.
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Update on Major Clubs Interest in Raphinha
Arsenal and Tottenham
It was reported that the Gunners made a bid for the Brazilian, but in this latest update, it is said that the opening bid from Mikel Arteta’s side is not enough for Leeds to accept.
With a deal done for Fabio Viera, Arsenal can now put their full attention on signing the 25-year-old winger.
On the other side of North London, it has been a quiet summer so far for Antonio Conte’s men. While the club is focusing on obtaining a new centre-back they have now informed the Yorkshire club of their desire to make a bid for Raphinha.
Despite their monetary issues, the legendary Spanish side have been very active behind the scenes in this window. The five-time Champions League winners have agreed personal terms with the player himself but the offered fee is far too low to be accepted.
Chelsea Also Eyeing Raphinha
With new ownership now in full swing, the Blues are on the prowl. Todd Boehly has seemingly explored the situation on the club’s behalf with Thomas Tuchel’s side in need of some new attacking power now that Romelu Lukaku is headed back to Inter Milan. The London side and Raheem Sterling seem interested in one another which likely puts any potential move for the Leeds winger on the back burner.
The former Rennes man has attracted a lot of interest following his impressive two-year stint in the Premier League with Leeds. His total of 17 goals in 67 games will have every club hoping to add his potential firepower to their attacking lineup in the coming season.