Transfer Talk: Gunners enter race for Leeds star Raphinha
Arsenal have joined the race for Leeds star Raphinha as the Whites await a £50million bid for their star man.
The winger, 25, is widely expected to depart Elland Road this summer after two hugely successful seasons in West Yorkshire.
He has been one of the club's standout players since their return to the Premier League and is attracting plenty of interest this summer.
The Times say that the Gunners are one of his admirers and Leeds expect to receive an enquiry from them in the coming days.
But they are far from the only club keen on adding the Brazilian to their ranks.
Barcelona are the South American forward's preferred destination but despite personal terms reportedly being agreed, the Spanish giants' financial issues are making a move difficult as things stand.
Back in England, Arsenal’s London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea both also like the look of the nine-cap international, who has scored 17 goals and set up 12 in 65 top-flight appearances.
Should that pair opt to rival the Gunners with a firm bid, Mikel Arteta’s side's failure to qualify for the Champions League could harm them in their quest for a deal.
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