Raphinha stance on Arsenal and Tottenham transfer news after contract clause hiccup.

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Raphinha’s future at Leeds is uncertain and Arsenal and Tottenham have joined the race to sign him after Barcelona made an early move for the much wanted Brazilian.

Raphinha has been heavily linked away from Elland Road this season. (Getty Images)

Raphinha has been prime target for the Catalans. In fact, the player had his heart set on a move to the Catalan giants, and it only seemed a matter of time for the 25-year-old to move to La Liga having already agreed a personal terms with Barcelona.

However, the transfer ran into problems when Leeds survived on the final day, which meant his escape clause in the event of relegation did not apply. Barcelona were banking on Leeds being relegated to enable them to pick Raphinha up on the cheap and they have a restricted transfer budget because of the financial problems at the club.

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Raphinha news: Raphinha pressures his agent, Deco, to clarify his future within this week.

Leeds want around £60million for Raphinha and this is proving beyond what Barca can pay, which has opened the door for both Arsenal and Tottenham to enter into serious negotiations with Leeds over the acquisition of Raphinha who wanted his future sorted this week.

Raphinha has emerged on Tottenham’s radar with Spurs in hot-battle with London rivals Chelsea for the signature of other Brazilian star Richarlison.

Tottenham have already been very active in the summer transfer market. And signing one of the Brazilians has been Tottenham’s aim With Antonio Conte looking to provide alternatives to the three frontline- Son, Kulusevski and Kane – next season.
According to Goal, Arsenal have made significant progress in their pursuit of Leeds United winger Raphinha, with his agent- Deco also seen at the London yesterday.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been hugely impressed by Raphinha’s performances for Leeds, with the winger having scored eleven goals and provided three assists in the Premier League last season and is ready to lure the Brazilian to the Emirates stadium.

Raphinha pressures: Deco, his agent, will meet with club next week to clarify to what extent they’re interested [md] https://t.co/5SeBKT3S2k

Raphinha, 25, is prepared to wait for the right next club and he is attracting much interest because he scored 17 Premier League goals and made 12 assists in his last two seasons with Leeds.