Barca’s Rafinha considers Betis

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara is open to the prospect of joining Real Betis on a season-long loan deal, according to reports in Spain.

Marca say the 25-year-old is keen on the move which would see him earn him regular first-team football although Betis are said to want a speedy conclusion to proceedings due to having other targets.

The Brazilian midfielder spent the season half of last season on loan at Inter – who have once again been linked with him – but he netted in last week’s Joan Gamper trophy win over Boca Juniors.

El Mundo Deportivo, RAC1 and Sevilla Info all report that Mazinho is discussing with officials at Los Verdiblancos, although ‘no deal has yet been closed’.

Rafinha made 17 appearances in Serie A for the Nerazzuri last season after a January loan, starting 12 of those games and has been linked with a host of clubs this summer.

The Milanese giants had a €40m option to sign the midfielder on a permanent basis but failed to raise the funds in time and Rafinha returned to the Camp Nou.

Betis have also been linked with moves for Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Barca striker Paco Alcacer.

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