Leeds United star attempts to force through transfer after Newcastle United offer rejected
Raphinha has reportedly told Leeds United that he will not be participating in the club’s pre-season preparations amid transfer speculation regarding his future.
Newcastle United were also understood to be interested in the Leeds player but reports from Spain have suggested that he has ‘turned down an offer’ from Eddie Howe’s side.
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Marca claim that Raphinha won’t be taking part in Leeds’ pre-season plans in a bid to force through a move to Barcelona. A fee of around £60million has been discussed with Chelsea also keen on the Brazilian.
Raphinha scored 11 goals in 35 games for Leeds last season as they survived in the Premier League on the final day thanks to a 2-1 win over Brentford in which he scored a penalty. Had Leeds been relegated, he would have been available on a cut-price deal.