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Raphinha could be sold to Chelsea for €80 million

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Barcelona is reportedly willing to sell 26-year-old Brazilian forward Raphinha to Chelsea for €80 million. Raphinha is reportedly being pursued by Chelsea, according to Goal. And the Blues now know how much they must pay to sign the Barcelona attacker. If a suitor offers €80 million, the Blaugrana will be willing to part ways with the 26-year-old.

Chelsea may get their old target,Raphinha

Raphinha fulfilled a childhood ambition by joining Barcelona from Leeds United last summer. After steering the Whites to Premier League safely, the Brazilian international was eager to begin on a new adventure. And he turned down offers from Arsenal and Chelsea in order to join Barcelona. The 26-year-old has had a roller-coaster season so far, but has improved in recent weeks. Raphinha has nine goals and nine assists in 40 appearances, which is respectable. However, the player’s future at Spotify Camp Nou is questionable, with Barcelona willing to transfer him for €80 million. And he has emerged as a Chelsea target.

The ongoing pursuit of the former Leeds United superstar by Chelsea is intriguing. The Blues are monitoring the situation of the Barcelona attacker. Chelsea’s team is stacked with wide attackers after signing Raheem Sterling, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Noni Madueke in the last two transfer windows. In addition, Chelsea’s first-team roster includes attackers such as Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech. As a result, it is unclear how Raphinha’s addition can perfectly strengthen Chelsea’s unit. Nonetheless, the West London club is desperate to capture the 26-year-old during the summer transfer window. And they now know how much Barcelona will seek in order to let go the player.

While Barcelona may not actively seek to sell the Brazilian international, they will do so if a bidder offers €80 million. The sum should not be a problem for Chelsea, as Todd Boehly has spent freely since his partners purchased the club. However, after spending significantly without selling many players, the Blues must balance their books. Regardless, it will be intriguing to see if Chelsea would pay €80 million for Raphinha. According to recent sources, the 26-year-old is willing to return to England. So a summer relocation could be in the works.

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