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Ranking the five favourites to sign in-demand Leeds winger Raphinha

Raphinha is one of the most in-demand names of the summer transfer window with the Leeds winger attracting interest from a host of leading clubs.

The Brazilian has shone since arriving into the Premier League from Rennes and scored 11 league goals last season, his performances helping Leeds maintain their top-flight status.

Several sides are now circling with offers expected for the 25-year-old, who has a number of suitors as he weighs up the next step in his career should he leave Leeds this summer.

With this in mind we’ve decided to look at how the leading bookmakers like best livescore 1xbet assess the race for his signature.

Here are the five favourites to sign Raphinha from Leeds.

To stay at Leeds – 8/1

Raphinha is 8/1 to remain at Leeds beyond the summer, with Jesse Marsch under no obligation to sell the winger following the club’s survival.

Had Leeds been relegated to the second tier, a well-documented release clause of €25m (£20.8m) would have become active in his contract.

Leeds’ survival means the club can demand a high fee for his services with reports having suggested the Premier League side value Raphinha in excess of £50m.

Should no side match that price-tag, the winger – who has two years remaining on his current deal – could remain at Elland Road next season.

Chelsea – 6/1

Chelsea are monitoring developments with the west Londoners priced at 6/1 to sign the Brazilian, as Thomas Tuchel looks to overhaul an underperforming forward line.

The likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi have all failed to convince on a consistent basis, whilst goal threat is needed with record signing Romelu Lukaku set to return to Inter Milan on loan after a disappointing campaign.

Chelsea’s focus appears to be on a deal for Raheem Sterling, whilst Ousmane Dembele is also a reported target as he nears the end of his contract at Barcelona.

Chelsea could launch a move should those deals fail to work out however, and have the attraction of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham – 6/1

Tottenham are also 6/1 to sign Raphinha as Antonio Conte continues his rebuild of the capital club.

Deals for Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma have already added depth and quality at Spurs, with attacking reinforcements also on the agenda as the north Londoners return to the Champions League next season.

The Guardian are reporting that Spurs having informed Leeds of their intention to make a bid, though it remains to be seen how high the club are willing to go.

Dejan Kulusevski’s impact last season has lessened the need for a right-side attacker, but with doubts over Steven Berwijn and Lucas Moura further additions are needed.

Barcelona – 3/1

Barcelona are believed to be Raphinha’s destination of choice and are interested in a deal, but the financial situation in Catalonia means reaching an agreement will be difficult.

The Spanish side are under restrictions from La Liga at present, with the club only permitted to invest one third of any income generated from transfer fees and saved wages back into their playing squad.

Barcelona are hopeful of raising much-needed funds from selling future merchandising and TV rights in exchange for immediate cash, a situation which could aid their pursuit of the Brazil international.

However, whether the Spaniards can solve their issues in time, with rival clubs circling, remains to be seen.

Arsenal – 1/1

Arsenal are the favourites to sign Raphinha after becoming the first side to register concrete interest, the Gunners having seen an initial bid turned down.

The north London side’s offer is believed to have fallen significantly below Leeds’ valuation, with a compromise needed to be found in order to facilitate a move to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta is keen to add Raphinha to an exciting collection of forward talent as Arsenal look to challenge for a place in the top four next season.

The Athletic are reporting that Raphinha’s preference is move to Barcelona, whilst Chelsea are his first-choice destination should he choose to remain in the Premier League.

Arsenal will hope their strong interest can persuade the winger into joining the club however, where he could join Brazil teammate Gabriel Jesus among the new arrivals in north London.

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