Told Barcelona’s offer for Raphinha matches Chelsea’s in total.
The base fee is less but the total package now the same.
Leeds and Barcelona have been in advanced talks for the past 24 hours.
Nothing accepted yet but a fast resolution now expected due to Leeds pushing it.
Laporta said a few days ago “no deadline” on deal.
But Leeds have forced Barca to act because they (& Raphinha) want everything resolved fast.
Leeds have already replaced Raphinha with Luis Sinisterra
Barcelona gave their latest offer yesterday with talks on it continuing today.
Told Raphinha won’t remain at Leeds beyond this window, and Leeds therefore don’t want a transfer to drag on.
Barcelona (as they have throughout) feel they will reach an agreement, but with door remains opens for Chelsea if they don’t get this offer accepted.
Big 24-48 hours ahead. Leeds have made it clear Barca can’t delay.
An ‘urgent’ transfer is now required or Chelsea will become favourites
Contrary to some reports, Raphinha is very open to Chelsea, not only if a Barca move falls through but also if it doesn’t happen quickly.
Barça have sent the final offer for Raphinha. They hope to sign him for €55m + bonuses, and are optimistic about bringing him to the Camp Nou. Leeds want to take a decision as soon as possible
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