Raphinha ignoring other offers for now as he waits on Barça interest

Raphinha ignoring other offers for now as he waits on Barça interest

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Arsenal have already seen a bid turned down for the Leeds winger

Chelsea, Tottenham and Barça are the other clubs keen on the Brazilian

Half of Europe are keen to sign Raphinha. The Brazilian has decided to leave Leeds United to take the next step in his career ahead of the World Cup.

His priority is to sign for Barcelona, but the cost of the transfer makes it difficult for the Catalan club, while various Premier League sides are also interested.

One of them is Arsenal, who have already made a first bid for him. Leeds turned it down, with their asking price thought to be as high as €70m to start with.

It's worth pointing out that if they been relegated from the Premier League -- they survived on the final day of the season -- Raphinha had a €25m release clause which would have kicked in.

Raphinha wants to sign for Barça and his agent, the former Portugal international Deco, is another factor that plays in the Catalan's favour.

However, the delicate financial situation at Camp Nou makes if difficult to invest in Raphinha. Despite that, he will park the other offers he has for now.

Per the Daily Mail, Chelsea and Tottenham are also planning to make offers and Arsenal are likely to return. Coach Mikel Arteta is a big fan.

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