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Crazy Transfer Saga Now Hard To Predict As Mikel Arteta And Thomas Tuchel  Compete On Leeds United Star

The Raphinha situation is truly one of the craziest in recent years. Barcelona has had an agreement with the Brazilian on personal terms since late February, but the idea of offering €40m is far from the demands of Leeds who want at least £65m.

Arsenal has made a first offer turned down by Leeds, while Tottenham is preparing a proposal and Chelsea have explored the situation with a direct call from Todd Boehly.

Raphinha had given his ok to Barcelona as a priority for months but is now really open to listening to English clubs. The decision will take a few days.

In my opinion, it would be nice to keep seeing him in the Premier League and there is a very good chance for that to happen: for example, I know that Arteta is really in love with Raphinha, but Tottenham and Chelsea are absolutely in the race.

Of all the clubs involved, I think Arsenal needs him the most. I revealed in one of my earlier columns that Nicolas Pepe is available this summer, and Raphinha is the kind of talent the Gunners need to replace the disappointing Ivorian forward.

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