Chelsea agree £60m fee with Leeds United for Raphinha according to Fabrizio Romano
Conversations between the clubs are believed to be at a point where Chelsea have verbally indicated they are ready to pay a price north of £60m, which was accepted by Leeds
Now is just missing the agreenment with the player but the deal is in the final stages
That is because Barcelona — who it was long expected he would join this summer — are not currently in a financial position to make a deal and Arsenal have yet to reach the level Chelsea are at.
Chelsea and Leeds have reached full agreement for Raphinha! Official bid accepted around £60/65m [add ons included]. Main part of amount to be paid immediately. It’s done between clubs. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Talks now ongoing on player side on personal terms and contract. Boehly, on it. pic.twitter.com/gNbc4HbrTa
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022
Raphinha has enjoyed two fine seasons since moving to Leeds, scoring 17 Premier Leaguegoals in 65 top-flight appearances.
His current deal at Leeds is due to expire in 2024.
Chelsea are currently trying to bring Raheem Sterling to Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal have signed Fabio Vieira and are on the cusp of adding Gabriel Jesus.