Barcelona ‘seal Raphinha deal’ despite financial turmoil as star snubs Chelsea

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Barcelona are set to complete the signing of Raphinha after sealing a £57million (€67m) deal with Leeds United. Raphinha opted to wait for a dream move to Camp Nou, snubbing Chelsea interest after the Blues shook hands on a fee with the Elland Road club earlier this summer.

After Chelsea hijacked initial Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur interest in the 25-year-old winger, Barcelona swooped in to secure his services. And according to Fabrizio Romano, a full agreement with Leeds has now been reached to seal Xavi Hernandez’s latest signing.

Barcelona will pay a fixed £49m (€58m) fee plus £8m (€9m) in add-ons, the biggest fee Leeds have ever received for a player, eclipsing the £42m Manchester City paid for Kalvin Phillips in the same transfer window. Raphinha will sign a contract with the Catalan giants until June 2027 after eyeing a switch since February.

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