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Chelsea Snatch £50m Rated Raphinha from Arsenal

Chelsea Football Club has hijacked Arsenal Brazilian target Raphinha. The Brazilian international has been the subject of a bid from Arsenal and interest from Barcelona. But, recently Chelsea entered the race and they are the most likely to sign the player. Leeds United would be looking for more than £50m for Raphinha, who they signed from Rennes for £17m two years ago.

Chelsea set to Complete Raphinha’s Signing

But Chelsea’s American owners want to make the 25-year-old part of a new-look attacking line-up, and have already made contact with England international Raheem Sterling. As yet, there has been no formal offer made to Leeds, who survived the threat of Premier League relegation on the last day of last season.

Chelsea Snatch £50M Rated Raphinha From Arsenal
Chelsea Snatch £50m Rated Raphinha from Arsenal

That was partly to do with a sparkling performance from the Brazilian star player, who scored the opener in a 2-1 win over Brentford and is due to report back for pre-season training at the start of next week. Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is already set to leave the club with Philips joining Manchester City while Raphinha will join Chelsea.

The club’s new owner Todd Boehly has moved quickly in his role as interim sporting director by loaning club-record signing Romeu Lukaku back to inter Milan. That move is expected to be announced in the next 24 hours once the 29-year-old has completed a medical.

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