Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany 'will fly to England for talks over a possible move for Raphinha this week'... as LaLiga side aim to steal a march on Liverpool for Leeds star

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Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany 'will fly to England for talks over a possible move for Raphinha this week'... as LaLiga side aim to steal a march on Liverpool for Leeds star

  • Barcelona are hoping to swoop quickly for Leeds forward Raphinha
  • Mateu Alemany is aiming to beat Liverpool to the Brazilian's signature
  • Barca are looking for a replacement for the departing Ousmane Dembele
  • The two sides are currently far away in valuation, with Leeds asking for £55m 

Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany is reportedly set to fly to England this week for talks with Leeds about a possible deal for Brazillian forward Raphinha.

The Spanish side are on the lookout for a replacement for departing Frenchman Ousmane Dembele, and are aiming to hijack any interest from Liverpool.

According to SPORT, Alemany will make the journey to England this week to try and move talks forward with the transfer window starting to take shape across Europe. 

Raphinha has enjoyed a successful two years in the Premier League with Leeds United

Raphinha has enjoyed a successful two years in the Premier League with Leeds United

Raphinha has enjoyed a successful two years in the Premier League with Leeds United

Raphinha (right) has recently broken into the Brazil squad at international level

Raphinha (right) has recently broken into the Brazil squad at international level

Although Barcelona are hoping to get a deal done quickly for Raphinha, 25, the two teams are currently quite far apart in their valuations of the player.

If Leeds had been relegated, a way out of Elland Road would have been simple for Raphinha, with a release clause set at £21.5million if the Yorkshire outfit were to be playing in the Championship next season.

But new manager Jesse Marsch managed to keep them afloat, and now it is thought that Leeds will ask for as much as £55million for their star man.

Barcelona are hoping to pay no more than £35m to sign Raphinha, so could offer players such as Oscar Mingueza as part of the deal.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are also interested in signing the wide man as they look to bolster their squad following league and Champions League final disappointment last season.

With Sadio Mane seemingly on his way out of Anfield and Mohamed Salah entering the last year of his contract, Liverpool are looking to boost their options in forward areas, and Raphinha could be the answer.

Leeds struggled in the Premier League last season, but Raphinha shone at Elland Road

Leeds struggled in the Premier League last season, but Raphinha shone at Elland Road

Liverpool could too offer players to Leeds as part of the deal, with Takumi Minamino a potential option to test the Whites' resolve.

While it is thought that Barcelona may not be able to match the financial power of Liverpool, officials hope that the thought of joining a club with the prestige of the LaLiga club will help with their pulling power.

Raphinha has scored 17 goals in 67 games since joining Leeds from Rennes in 2020, and is currently on international duty with the Brazil national team. 

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