Leeds United raise Raphinha asking price after Kalvin Phillips deal

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Leeds United are said to have raised their asking price for winger Raphinha.

The Brazilian is attracting interest aplenty this summer, with Arsenal seeing a bid rejected, while Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham have also been linked.

But there has been a setback for all of the interested parties, with Manchester City moving to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips.

It emerged on Friday that City had agreed a deal to sign Phillips on a deal worth around £42million, and that changes things for Leeds.

Receiving such a large fee for Phillips means they can play even more hardball with the departure of Raphinha.

According to the Metro, Leeds have now raised their asking price from £55million to £65million.

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That could be a problem for Arsenal, in particular, who have just agreed a big deal to sign Gabriel Jesus.

It will be interesting to see whether any of the clubs feel Raphinha is worth such a large fee, and which clubs will be put off by the price hike.

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  1. Not replacing good players who are leaving with good players, nothing replaces Phillips and Raphina!

  2. No need to raise the price of players to compensate shortfalls in other deals. Just set a price that you want to sell him for and let that be it

  3. I think thats very clever what leeds are doing as theres not a lot of clubs that will want to payvthat fee.

    Lets keep him and have a cracking season alaw mot

  4. Great getting correct price unlike Phillips, lets now buy some quality to replace them, not some youngster from Man City not playing at any decent level, yet still cost 5m we pay top dollar, and let our players go on the cheap, we need to be quicker as we get linked then miss out, relegation seems stringer than last season at the moment!

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