Chelsea to struggle Arsenal for the signing of Leeds winger Raphinha | Soccer

Chelsea to struggle Arsenal for the signing of Leeds winger Raphinha | Soccer


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Leeds’ Raphinha is wanted by Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona (Photo: Reuters)

Chelsea will reportedly rival Arsenal for the signing of Raphinha, with the Leeds winger now regarded a additional real looking transfer focus on.

Thomas Tuchel’s aspect are in want of new forwards subsequent Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan and new Chelsea operator Todd Boehly is keen to make some marquee signings in his initially summertime in cost at Stamford Bridge.

Talks have previously started with Manchester City about a £50million shift for Raheem Sterling but Chelsea want to indicator more than one attacking player.

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Everton’s Richarlison have also been intensely joined but deals for people two are proving difficult, with the former even now intrigued in being at the Nou Camp though Tottenham are main the race for the latter.

As a final result, The Telegraph now report that Chelsea are turning their awareness to Raphinha who has been the issue of appreciable desire from the Blues’ London rivals Arsenal.

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Chelsea have also been joined to Person City’s Raheem Sterling (Picture: Getty)

Very last week, the Gunners noticed a bid for the Brazilian, considered to be under £40m, dismissed out of hand by Leeds who benefit their star player at about £65m, despite the fact that Mikel Arteta’s side are very likely to return with an improved present.

But it is unclear whether Arsenal will have the money to meet up with Leeds’ valuation, possessing previously put in large on fellow Brazil ahead Gabriel Jesus from Metropolis and Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira, while a move for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is also in the pipeline.

Raphinha, who scored 11 and made three assists past season as Leeds narrowly prevented relegation, had hoped to depart Elland Street this summer months for Barcelona, but the La Liga club’s economic problems have dashed people hopes.

It is not acknowledged if Chelsea are hunting to promote any of their current forwards to make place for any new arrivals, as when Lukaku has long gone they still have lots of attacking possibilities which includes Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

As effectively as improving upon their assault, Chelsea are also eager to bolster their defensive possibilities following losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on a absolutely free.

Previous participant Nathan Ake, now of Town, is of interest to Tuchel and Boehly, as is Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt and Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.

Extra : Kieran Tierney to continue to be at Arsenal despite Manchester City interest

A lot more : Thiago Silva urges Neymar to join Chelsea if Paris Saint-Germain are aiming to promote

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