HomeFootballChelsea lead Raphinha bid at £60million; after the player's negotiation with Arsenal

Chelsea lead Raphinha bid at £60million; after the player’s negotiation with Arsenal

Chelsea outbid Arsenal in the Raphinha transfer race, Thomas Tuchel has plans for the Brazilian winger.

Chelsea countered Arsenal’s £60 million bid for Raphinha from Leeds United on Tuesday.  Leeds accepted a bid of £55 million plus add-ons, with former Chelsea footballer Deco, Raphinha’s agent, at the helm of discussions.

Previously, Arsenal held talks with Leeds following their original offer of £30 million with add-ons. However, they were denied last week and put forth a second proposal, which did not come near to Chelsea’s bid, and the Brazilian winger is now set to join the Stamford Bridge side.

Fabrizio Romano’s Update on Raphinha


According to Transfer Guru, Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea and Leeds have struck a deal on Raphinha’s transfer this summer.
The Blues will pay up to £60/65 million to sign the Brazil winger during this transfer window.

Also Read: Raphinha Transfer News: Arsenal in advance talks to sign him.

Romano however adds that talks with the 25-year-old will therefore occur to iron out personal terms and an agreement at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s possible transfers after Raphinha signing

Raphinha, who is managed by former Chelsea midfielder Deco, is likely to join Raheem Sterling in Thomas Tuchel’s revamped attack. Chelsea are already finalising talks with Manchester City to sign the England winger in a deal worth over £50 million.

Chelsea are also in negotiations with Manchester City about signing Nathan Ake, who is open to returning to west London.

The Londoners are looking to add at least two defensive players this summer. Following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen to Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.

Also Read: Raheem Sterling Transfer News: Chelsea to sign the English International for 40 Million Euros?

Raphinha’s last season performance in Leeds

Raphinha for Leeds United

The ex-Leeds winger had a somewhat thrilling Premier League season last year. The club was on the verge of relegation, they became stagnant mid season. Nonetheless, Raphinha started 35 games and scored a total of 11 goals.

His style of play through the wing was one to watch, he handles his positioning and creates multiple chances for the in-box players.

Chelseas manager Thomas Tuchel expects to make the most of his transfer and build upon the attacking line.

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