Barcelona are deep in talks with Leeds United to attempt to agree a worth for Raphinha with a participant trade deal unlikely, in accordance with a report.
The Catalan giants are stated to be eager on the Brazilian after a powerful few seasons at Elland Street. In his first season he contributed 15 top-flight targets and assists and he has 12 contributions this time period. That has led to curiosity from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona.
Arsenal just lately joined the hunt for the winger, in accordance with Fabrizio Romano, with the Gunners making an official enquiry.
Barca although look like the frontrunners to land the 25-year-old with reviews even stating he has agreed private phrases with the LaLiga membership. However these reviews look like vast of the mark. Though the Catalans are believed to be in talks with Victor Orta.
Leeds should not in any rush to carry contract talks with Raphinha, who’s tied to the membership till 2024. In actual fact Orta has made it clear that their primary precedence is to make sure their Premier League survival.
The Spanish director of soccer stated just lately: “…when summer season arrives, when the time comes, there can be time for the whole lot.”
Barca within the meantime are attempting to barter a deal for Raphinha. And have reportedly supplied a lot of gamers as makeweights to decrease the asking worth.
The Spanish press say that Xavi is keen to supply both Clement Lenglet, Martin Braithwaite, Sergino Dest or Oscar Mingueza in trade for Raphinha.
Raphinha negotiations underway
However as per Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness that proposal just isn’t going properly.
Apparently Leeds don’t appear particularly eager, and moreover neither do the gamers concerned.
Defender Mingueza , who is simply believed to be a mortgage possibility, “wouldn’t contemplate this feature”. And Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet don’t wish to go away to affix Leeds or anybody else, as per the outlet.
That has left Barca officers making an attempt to barter a straight shopping for worth for Raphinha. And the supply say “conversations are being held” between the 2 events.
What is obvious is that the value must be a lot greater than the €35m provide Barca reportedly made not so way back.
Leeds are stated to be in search of double that for a participant, who was an preliminary £17m buy from Rennes in October 2020.
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