Football

Chelsea beat Arsenal and Barcelona to Leeds winger Raphinha

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to bring in two attacking players this off-season following their third-place Premier League finish last term.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is eager to bring in two attacking players this off-season following their third-place Premier League finish last term.

The club’s new owners are set to back Tuchel’s plans, with the Blues linked to Raheem Sterling, Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele and Everton’s Richarlison.

However, Chelsea could be set for their first splash of the window by signing a superstar from Elland Road.

Chelsea are set to win the race to sign Leeds United’s Brazilian forward Raphinha claims The Guardian.

Raphinha is being pursued by Arsenal and Barcelona along with the Blues, who are set to complete a £55million deal for the 25-year-old.

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The winger is contracted with Leeds until 2024 and may follow Kalvin Phillips out of Elland Road with the England midfielder set to complete his move to Manchester City.

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