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Drama as Chelsea Hijacks Arsenal Move For Raphinha

There’s been another twist in the Raphinha transfer saga with Chelsea expected to seal the signing of the Leeds star ahead of Arsenal.

Raphinha was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, but Arsenal then became favourites to get him. Now it looks like he’s off to Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal’s unwillingness to pay Leeds’ asking price has appeared to let Chelsea steal a march in the race, with the Blues now in advanced talks over a £55million swoop.

However, the race isn’t over as Raphinha hasn’t finalised personal terms with the west London club.

It’s understood Barca is the Brazil international’s ideal move, however, financial constraints at the Camp Nou mean the LaLiga side are unable to make a deal this summer.

Raphinha has enjoyed two fine seasons at Elland Road, scoring 17 goals in 65 Premier League appearances.

These are exciting times for Chelsea, who also look set to wrap up the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.

But these are worrying times for Leeds, who are about to lose Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City, and former Whites defender Danny Mills believes the club should’ve done more when being approached over their two prized assets.

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