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Arsenal ‘to step up their pursuit of Raphinha’ after falling short of Leeds’ £65m asking price

Arsenal ‘will step up their hunt for Raphinha next week’ after failing to meet Leeds’ £65m asking price with their opening offer… while Mikel Arteta and Co ‘plan to increase their offer and hold talks with representatives’ of the player’

  • Arsenal are reportedly poised for their attempts at Leeds’ Raphinha . to capture, to escalate
  • Their opening bid for the Brazilian fell far short of the whites’ £65m valuation
  • Raphinha contributed 11 goals and three assists in the Premier League last season
  • Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have also expressed interest in signing him

Arsenal are reportedly poised to escalate their efforts to sign Leeds forward Raphinha after being rejected by the whites so far.

sports post revealed earlier this week that the Gunners’ opening offer for the Brazilian is lagging far behind Leeds’ £65 million valuation.

Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have also expressed interest in Raphinha, whose favorite destination is said to be the Nou Camp.

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Arsenal are reportedly poised to give up their attempts at Leeds striker Raphinha . to capture, to escalate

The Whites rejected the Gunners' opening offer as it came well below their £65m valuation

The Whites rejected the Gunners’ opening offer as it came well below their £65m valuation

But according to the athleticArsenal are considered ‘firm favourites’ to sign the 25-year-old with the clubs after him and will step up their pursuit next week.

It is rumored that Mikel Arteta and co will increase their offer and hold talks with Raphinha’s representatives, while the player is reportedly open to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Raphinha contributed 11 goals and three assists as Leeds narrowly escaped relegation from the Premier League last season.

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Mikel Arteta and co will increase their offer and hold talks with Raphinha’s agent next week

Raphinha's Brazilian team-mate Gabriel Jesus expected to complete a £50m transfer to Arsenal

Raphinha’s Brazilian team-mate Gabriel Jesus expected to complete a £50m transfer to Arsenal

His contract with Elland Road has two more years left, but the Whites realize it will be difficult to renew that contract.

The attacker plays alongside players such as Neymar, Vinicius Jr and Casemiro for Brazil and wants to test himself in European competition.

Another of his international team-mates, Gabriel Jesus, is expected to complete a £50 million transfer to Arsenal in the coming week.

Arteta has already spent a lot of money on one player this summer, signing midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto for £30 million.



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