Barcelona ready to get close to Chelsea bid for Raphinha

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Chelsea appear to have met Leeds United’s demands for Raphinha, as several reports say they have agreed a fee in the region of £60-65m for him. Yet Barcelona were always his original destination and they may not be done yet.

According to The Times [paywall], Barcelona are willing to bid up to £60m for the Brazilian. That would at least get close to, if not level, with the offer from Chelsea. Although he did not state whether the bid was that high, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Catalans have submitted a formal bid.

Even if Leeds do intend on honouring an agreement with Chelsea, if Raphinha should reject the Blues in favour of a move to Camp Nou, Barcelona’s new bid may be high enough for Leeds to reconsider their stance.

Should Barcelona pull the deal off in that manner, it would show the pulling power that the Blaugrana still have in spite of their financial woes.


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  1. If Barcs come in with a bid off 60 million or gust over let im go to them..its is dream to play for them so let’s do the Right thing and give im what he as dreamd off…and let’s not get in is way off is dream..let’s honour is wish he as dune fantastic for leeds United…now let’s not stand in is way off is dream move and let im go to Barcs..

  2. Barcelona should do all what they can do to snatch the Brazilian winger.

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