Leeds will demand between €50m (£42.5m) and €55m (£47m) for winger Raphinha this summer, according to reports.
Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for the Brazilian international before the club’s ownership problems but, with Todd Boehly having now completed his takeover, the Blues are free to pursue transfer targets once again.
While there are a few fans on Twitter that think there are better options out there than Raphinha, most believe that Chelsea should be pursuing the player if claims about his asking price are accurate:
That’s pocket change
— Imran sharif mayanja🇺🇬🇹🇿🇷🇼🇰🇪🇧🇮🇨🇩 (@Imransharifmay) May 25, 2022
Not a bad price…
— Teddy Bands 💭 (@Top_Binz_) May 25, 2022
— Tolu (@CFCTolu) May 25, 2022
£20m plus the truly amazing Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi 🤥
— Rob Osborne ⭐️⭐️ (@RobOsborne19) May 25, 2022
We could probably get him for around 35 tbf
— Chris ⭐⭐ (@Chrisstirland03) May 25, 2022
Sell Werner and sign him asap
— VAR (@Ziyechman) May 25, 2022
That isn’t as bad as I imagined, we’ll see how it goes
— Liam ✞ (@CFCLiam_2) May 25, 2022
I’d rather spend a little more to get Antony or Nunez
— Odogwu Nwoke (@IfeanyiMgbenka) May 25, 2022
Now that barca can’t afford him we should go for him.
— Ahmad sadauki (@SadaukiAhmad) May 25, 2022
Get him even for 70m
— E-Levy 🇬🇭 (@FymeGaf) May 25, 2022
Barcelona are believed to be in pole position to sign Raphinha, having reportedly agreed personal terms already, but the La Liga club may struggle to match Leeds’s valuation.
That could leave Chelsea with a chance to secure the 25-year-old’s services. They may have to fight off competition from other Premier League clubs, though, with Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham also said to be tracking the winger.