West London club Chelsea are allegedly set to work on an agreement for Leeds United star Raphinha in the next few hours, but North London club Arsenal may not be out of this deal just
That’s as per the latest from transfer giant Fabrizio Romano via his official Twitter account, as he states that Chelsea have already agreed a fee with Premier League side Leeds, but now just need sought out personal terms with the player and his representative.
Still, Romano adds that the Gunners are waiting for transfer developments after also trying to sign Raphinha, so it may be that Arsenal could still also get the opportyunity to try to strike a deal…
Raphinha has been a top performer for Leeds, showing great skill, flair and an eye for goal in his two years in the Premier League, so it’s hardly surprising he has so much interest in him this summer.
The 25-year-old looks ideal to give Chelsea an upgrade on flops like Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, though Arsenal also need to strengthen in that department after the struggles of Nicolas Pepe.
Still, one imagines a move to Stamford Bridge would be more appealing for the player right now due to Thomas Tuchel’s side having Champions League football on offer, whereas Arsenal are only in the Europa League.