Barcelona CONFIRM £57m Raphinha transfer from Leeds after beating Chelsea to highly-rated Brazil winger | The Sun

BARCELONA have confirmed the signing of Raphinha from Leeds.

The Spanish giants agreed a £57million fee with the Whites for the Brazilian.

Arsenal and Chelsea had been interested in a transfer this summer but the winger has had his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp for several months.

Raphinha will now undergo a medical before finalising his switch, according to a Barcelona statement.

The 25-year-old has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with Barca with the final paperwork set to be completed.

Raphinha turned down Chelsea after the Blues agreed a £55m fee with Leeds for his transfer.

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Barcelona then hijacked the deal but their dire financial situation means they will have to wait to register Raphinha as their player.

Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen are also waiting to be registered as Barca players after signing as free agents.

Financial fair play restrictions mean the club is suspended from registering new players – but the situation can be rectified if players are sold.

Frenkie de Jong is one player Barcelona are looking to sell after agreeing a £74m fee with Manchester United.

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But the midfielder appears unwilling to move and United have set a deadline for the transfer to be completed by the end of the week.

Barca are also looking to offload Memphis Depay for just £17m but the Dutchman has reportedly snubbed a move to Tottenham.

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