Barcelona remain priority move; Arsenal bid rejected; West Ham still keen

Barcelona remain Raphinha’s preferred destination this summer and the player’s representatives will give the Catalan giants more time to try and fund a deal.

The Brazilian winger is one of the hottest properties of this summer’s transfer window, with a number of top clubs attempting to prise him away from Elland Road.

Arsenal have already made an official approach for Raphinha, hoping to get in ahead of Barcelona, but 90min can confirm that Leeds immediately turned down the Gunners’ bid as it fell way below the club’s valuation of their star asset.

Chelsea and Tottenham, both teams who can offer Champions League football, are also keeping tabs on his situation, while 90min can reveal that Arsenal’s main Premier League rival could be West Ham – the team who tried to sign him in January. Raphinha was open to moving to London Stadium then and 90min understands that he would still consider a move there.

However, Raphinha’s preferred destination remains Barcelona, though things are complicated to say the least. The club’s precarious finances are making deals difficult to get over the line, and any summer business may be reliant on the sale of Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United.