Football rumours: Chelsea overtake Barca in race for Raphinha with £55m offer

Brentford v Leeds United – Premier League – Brentford Community Stadium
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What the papers say

The race to sign Leeds winger Raphinha is heating up with Chelsea overtaking Arsenal and Barcelona. The Blues are close to cinching a £55m deal for the 25-year-old Brazil international, The Guardian reports. Raphinha’s hopes of a Barca move were doused somewhat after the LaLiga club’s financial crisis prevented them from matching Leeds’ valuation.

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