Arsenal are set to go into the race to sign Leeds United winger Raphinha..
Leeds are wanting the Gunners to generate an approach for the 25-year-old, based on The times.
Tottenham and Barcelona have made contact with Leeds more than a deal for the Brazilian, who scored eleven goals in thirty five Premier League appearances previous season..
Nevertheless, no official offers are created for the winger.
The article claims Leeds need much more than £50m for the Brazil international, who joined the Yorkshire club in a £17m move from Rennes in 2020.
Raphinha is believed being favor a move to Barcelona and has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Catalan club.
Nevertheless, a possible move to the Nou Camp is complicated by Barcelona’s dire fiscal situation and the desire of theirs to offer Frenkie de Jong and Martin Braithwaite..
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has urged the Gunners to sign Raphinha, who helped Leeds narrowly stay away from relegation on the Premier League last season.
“For somebody who is just been in England for 2 years, he has got a great deal of experience,” Wilshere told talkSPORT.
“He came to England and also simply clicked straight away. He was in a relegation fight previous year so he knows he is up for a fight..
I believe he would be a great one for Arsenal. He will be pricey, obviously he will.”
Arsenal also have been clearly associated with a move for Raphinha’s international teammate, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus..
City are reportedly ready to allow Jesus abandon the Etihad this summer and appreciate the striker at £50m.
Based on Goal, Arsenal have had a bid of around £30m (1dolar1 37m) rejected but a structured deal such as performance related add ons might drive the price tag closer to City ‘s valuation.
Arsenal are believed to be’ close’ to finalising a deal for Jesus, who – like Raphinha – continues to be connected with their north London rivals Tottenham..