Arsenal News Transfer: According to Marca, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have both submitted bids for winger Raphinha, who is currently playing for Leeds United.
Marca has claimed that Arsenal and Chelsea have made offers to Leeds United for the Brazilian international winger Raphinha “in the past few hours.” [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
The story was released at 11:29 am CEST, which is equivalent to 10:29 am BST. Thus, this would indicate that both Arsenal and Chelsea submitted their offers earlier today.
Raphinha is not in a hurry to make a choice and would like to transfer to Barcelona. They are reportedly waiting for a decision on the future of Ousmane Dembele. Leeds is thinking about such possibilities. But Raphinha would rather go to Barcelona.
ARSENAL OR CHELSEA FOR LEEDS UNITED’S RAPHINHA?
According to our analysis, Raphinha will be sold by Leeds United to either Arsenal or Chelsea, depending on whether the club is prepared to pay a higher price for the Brazilian international winger. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
If the Whites are forced to sell the winger, then the only thing that will matter to them is how much money they get from the transaction. It will be fascinating to watch what decision Raphinha ultimately makes on his future club, which will be either Chelsea or Arsenal.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are major clubs and well-known brands across the world. However, Chelsea is more used to winning major trophies, such as the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
At the beginning of the previous week, David Ornstein of The Athletic claimed that Leeds United had turned down an offer from Arsenal. In addition, the player did not consider moving to the Gunners to be a desirable option. This is especially considering that Chelsea and Barcelona have both been linked to the winger.
On the other hand, it would seem that Chelsea has focused all of their attention on Raheem Sterling. He plays in the same position as Raphinha on the right side of the field. Edu now has the necessary certainty to finalize a deal for the Brazilian player after Chelsea was eliminated as a potential rival in the bidding process. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
Arsenal News Transfer: Will Barcelona sign Raphinha?
A specialist on player transfers named Fabrizio Romano claims that Chelsea will soon make a fresh offer for Sterling since they are already working on the matter. Tuchel has an interest in him. Talks over personal terms have already taken place. This comes after it was reported by Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports that the Blues are planning to offer the winger £45 million to join them. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
Despite Arsenal’s interest, the winger, now playing for Leeds United, would prefer to transfer to Barcelona. He agreed personal terms with them back in February, according to Romano. However, negotiations have come to a standstill. This is because Barcelona is unwilling or unable to match the asking price that Leeds has set.
It would seem that Barcelona is the only real competitor for the player’s signature. But Xavi’s recent intentions also provided Edu with more comfort. Dario Montero, a journalist from Spain, claims that Barcelona is working hard to secure Dembele’s services for the next campaign. According to reports, Xavi has discussed the possibility with Joan Laporta of a new contract. This is in a direct conversation with the Frenchman. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]