David Ornstein of the Athletic has reported that Chelsea have been near agreeing a charge for Raphinha, edging forward of Arsenal within the race.
Ornstein’s report recommended a deal isn’t accomplished but, nevertheless it just about simply comes down as to whether or not Raphinha accepts the transfer.
Fabrizio Romano stories Arsenal had additionally made a verbal supply to Leeds on Tuesday, nevertheless it was rejected.
Barcelona held conversations with the Premier League membership as nicely, however the funds are past them now.
Romano and the Each day Mail declare Leeds have really accepted the newest £55m bid from Chelsea, with add-ons of round £5m. They solely want to non-public phrases with Raphinha.
There are nonetheless very obscure hopes that Arsenal may revive a deal.
Raphinha hasn’t made a ultimate resolution but, and Arsenal sources aren’t ruling out making one other bid.
If Arsenal matched Chelsea’s supply, it might come right down to the participant’s choice. However that’s nonetheless going to be a troublesome negotiation.
Chelsea have Champions League soccer, they usually’re in all probability higher positioned to win trophies within the fast future.
Arsenal’s proposal would wish to depend on providing Raphinha a key squad position, and maybe the prospect to work along with his Brazilian teammates Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli, and Magalhaes.