Chelsea Still Leading The Race
Despite the player’s preference for a move to Camp Nou Chelsea Still Leading The Race, Chelsea is the front-runner to seal a deal for the much sought-after Raphinha, according to the Evening Standard.
Raphinha is expected to decide on his future within the next 24 hours, and Chelsea is still in the lead to sign the winger after reaching an agreement with Leeds United, even if the Blues haven’t worked out the specifics of the personal transfer.
Due to their present financial difficulties, Barcelona were unable to match Chelsea’s most recent offer for Raphinha, and Leeds were naturally hesitant to lessen their expectations for the Brazilian.
Raphinha apparently wants to wait for the La Liga giants to make a better offer, but his present employers are eager to settle his future as soon as as because they have already found a successor in Luis Sinisterra, who just transferred to Elland Road from Eredivisie team Feyenoord and Chelsea Still Leading The Race.
Arsenal is competing with Barcelona and Chelsea for the services of Raphinha, and despite the Emirates Stadium not being Raphinha’s current top choice, the Gunners have not given up yet.
Raphinha was formerly thought to be a target for Tottenham Hotspur, but the North Londoners are unlikely to make any more signings at the offensive end of the field, especially after signing Richarlison to a contract Chelsea Still Leading The Race.
While Chelsea now appears to be in front of the Raphinha line, Thomas Tuchel’s team is also close to making their first new signing of the Todd Boehly era as Raheem Sterling is about to complete a transfer from Premier League champions Manchester City.
A fresh face is anticipated to board the aircraft this weekend as the west Londoners prepare to go for the United States as part of their preseason trip.