Barcelona make a last-gasp bid for Leeds forward Raphinha with proposal short of Chelsea’s
Barcelona make one last gasping offer for Leeds forward Raphinha, but their proposal is still less than Chelsea’s accepted £60m offer – with agent Deco waiting to see if LaLiga club can free up more money
- Raphinha’s agent Deco is waiting for Barcelona to release more money
- LaLiga club made late offer but it doesn’t match Chelsea’s accepted offer
- The Blues have had extensive talks to avert every last threat
- Deco was spotted outside the Camp Nou after speaking with Barcelona officials
Barcelona have made a belated offer for Leeds United’s Raphinha, but their proposal still falls short of Chelsea’s accepted £60 million offer.
Raphinha’s agent Deco is waiting to see if Barcelona can mobilize more money following the £229 million injection from investment firm Sixth Street for 10 per cent of the club’s TV rights for the next 25 years.
As revealed by sports postChelsea have had extensive talks about the much sought-after attacker as they look to avert every last threat from the Nou Camp.
Barcelona have made a late offer for Raphinha from Leeds, but their proposal is short of Chelsea’s
The Blues have been offered a five-year deal worth around £118,000 a week, and have agreed a £55 million fee with Leeds as they look to complete their first summer signing.
Thomas Tuchel’s side has been pushing to finalize the move, with Deco spotted in Catalonia on Wednesday as he awaits more news from the LaLiga outfit.
It was revealed on Tuesday that talks progressed after Leeds accepted a bid, with Deco, the former Chelsea midfielder, at the center of negotiations.
His agent, Deco, has been spotted in Catalonia and will wait to see if Barca raise more money
Thomas Tuchel keen to take over Raphinha after £55m fee plus add-ons agreed
Chelsea are eager to close the deal, especially after Deco was photographed outside the Barcelona stadium with some of the Spanish club officials.
Despite being close to an agreement, Raphinha’s preferred destination would be Barcelona, with his representative doing everything he could to explore that option.
Earlier this week, the Blues crushed Arsenal’s bid to sign the winger.
On a hectic day, Arsenal held talks with Leeds after their initial offer of £30million plus extras was rejected last week. They didn’t come close to Chelsea’s offer.