Chelsea ‘are leading the race’ to sign gifted Brazilian ahead of Barcelona
Chelsea are leading Barcelona in the race to lure Brazilian winger Raphinha away from Leeds in the summer window
The Brazil international is likely to be one of the most in-demand players in world football this coming summer – when he will only have two years left on his contract – and is wanted by a host of clubs.
Boss Thomas Tuchel is a massive fan of the player and there was even some talk in the media that we were eyeing up a deal during the January window, but eventually opted against making a move
However, there has been some reports in the media that the club were ready to battle Barcelona in the summer to try and win the race to complete a deal for Raphinha.
And claims on FootballTransfers has suggested that the Blues are now leading the race to win the services of the gifted Brazilian at the end of the season.
The South American, who has also been linked with Liverpool, is facing some big decisions on his future, with current employers also looking for him to sign a new contract.
Raphinha recently insisted he is not distracted by the enormous speculation surrounding his future or the question marks over his contract situation at Leeds.
We did not spend in the January window and that was a shock, but come the summer, it could be special players like Raphinha that make a move to the Bridge.
The club dont really need him in the squad, but with Hakim Ziyech getting on a bit, he could be an ideal candidate to replace the impressive Blues winger
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