Leeds name price for Raphinha after rejecting £29m transfer offer from Barcelona with Liverpool and Man City also linked

LEEDS have reportedly named their price for star man Raphinha after rejecting a £29million bid from Barcelona.

The Brazilian attacker, 25, has been the standout player at Elland Road since their return to the Premier League.


He has scored nine and assisted three this term so far and his performances led Barca to make an official approach.

According to Sport, the Catalan giants submitted a £29m offer with Deco – who works for Barca and is Raphinha's agent – at the centre of negotiations.

However, the report adds Jesse Marsch's side turned that down.

And Leeds insist Barcelona or any interested party would have to trigger Raphinha's £62.5m release clause to have any chance of landing him.

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The Daily Mail add that Raphinha, who is under contract until 2024, would be available for as little as £20.8m should Leeds get relegated.

And further reports this week suggest Raphinha and Barcelona have already agreed personal terms for a possible move with the attacker rejecting a contract extension at Elland Road.

Barcelona could be about to lose Ousmane Dembele as a free agent in the summer with his contract due to expire.

And that would mean Xavi would likely want to bring in a replacement winger.

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Since the Spaniard's arrival in the Nou Camp dugout, he has helped transform the atmosphere around the club and inspired a huge upturn in form.

However, Raphinha is also attracting interest from Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Sanctions on the Blues, though, could quash their pursuit.

Barcelona is thought to be the Brazil international's first choice ahead of the World Cup this winter.

But the Spanish side have also been linked with Mo Salah, Riyad Mahrez and Richarlison as other possible attacking options.

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