The Brazilian winger is a target for the Catalans for next season
After gaining economic leverage, Barcelona are taking on the summer transfer window with the goal of making key signings. Robert Lewandowski is the main target but other players are on the table, like Raphinha. The Brazilian winger is Barcelona’s choice for the right wing, above all if Ousmane Dembele leaves.
However GOAL are reporting that Arsenal have taken a big step forward and are trying to convince the forward to come and are aiming to seal his signing this week.
The London club believe they can do it and will pay Leeds United 50 million euros (£43m) for his services. Their salary offer is also bigger than Barcelona’s.
The player wants to wait for Barcelona to sign him and Joan Laporta urged him to be calm on a recent phone call. Barcelona are working on a deal with Leeds and Deco, Raphinha’s agent, is helping.
Another option for Arsenal is Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian is a priority for the English club. Mikel Arteta knows him well from his days at Man City.