Raphinha will return for Leeds pre-season training

Brazilian star Raphinha will return to pre-season training with Leeds United tomorrow.

The 25-year-old has been granted an additional summer break after featuring for his national side last month.

However, the latest twist in his transfer saga with Barcelona emerged yesterday, as he was omitted from Jesse Marsch’s travelling pre-season squad.

Leeds travel to Australia for a warm up round of fixtures and Raphinha omission has heightened speculation over a possible move to Catalonia.

La Blaugrana are tracking the former Rennes star but Marsch is holding firm on an asking price in excess of €60m as the season prepare to restart.

His return for medical testing and training will focus attention back on his next move as Leeds prepare to dig in during the negotiations.

Barcelona are unwilling to meet Leeds’ current valuation of their star player and Premier League rivals Chelsea could launch a counter bid and block the ongoing talks.

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  1. I think you are missing out important details:
    1) Chelsea have had a £60m bid accepted by Leeds & will be paid in full. Rapha yet to agree personal terms.
    2) Barca have bid £47m. Not accepted by Leeds.
    3)Barca want to pay by installments.
    4) Barca want to pay the 1st installment next year.

    You Do The Maths.

  2. It is either Raphinha is stupid or Leeds are blind. When Chelsea has such good bidding on the table. Look, every footballer is playing for the money first Raphinha must know. Unless he is from a rich family in Brazil and so he is just hobbying around in football.

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