Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea target Raphinha has preferred destination

In demand Leeds United winger Raphinha wants to join Barcelona, according to reports.

The Brazil international has attracted attention from all over Europe for his performances in the Premier League, which played a large part in keeping Leeds afloat last season. A number of England's top clubs flocked to express their interest.

Liverpool have long been linked with a move, Arsenal and Tottenham emerged as contenders once the transfer window opened, while Chelsea reportedly had a £55million bid accepted last week. But claim Barcelona is his preferred destination.

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The Catalan giants themselves made an offer to Leeds recently, supposedly matching their £60m asking price. A deal is yet to be agreed between the two clubs, though, with Barca not able to up front the money.

But Raphinha is said to be hopeful of completing a move to the Camp Nou this week. He's got his heart set on playing in La Liga next season.

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That's why he hasn't agreed personal terms with Chelsea to finalise their deal. Former Blues and Barca midfielder Deco, who is now Raphinha's agent, has been handling the negotiations.

Stamford Bridge chiefs have instead progressed with the move which will see Raheem Sterling join from Manchester City, giving Barca a clear path to their man. However, there's still a way to go yet.

The financially-crippled club are looking to pay in installments and want add-ons to make up the deal. Those finer details need to be ironed out before Raphinha can get his wish.


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