According to rumors, Chelsea is currently the favorite to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha if Barcelona decides not to make an offer for his services.
According to The Evening Standard, Raphinha will decide on his future within the next 24 hours, and Chelsea are the “frontrunners” to close a deal if Barcelona does not make a counteroffer.
Following two successful seasons at Leeds United, Raphinha is in hot demand, and Chelsea has already had its £55 million offer accepted.
Raphinha, a Brazilian international, prefers to play for Barcelona and has been waiting for the Spanish LaLiga giants to conclude a deal with Leeds United.
His agent, Deco, spoke with Barcelona’s management several times just last week, but the Catalan club hasn’t yet agreed to Leeds’ asking price.
Raphinha has already’snubbed’ a move to the Gunners and Tottenham, according to the source, but Arsenal “have not given up hope” of signing him.