Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Leeds United have informed Tottenham and other interested clubs that they would have to pay £65m to land Raphinha.
Over recent days, it has emerged that Spurs are battling Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona for Raphinha’s signature this summer.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed on Tuesday that Arsenal had launched an opening offer for the winger but it was likely to be rejected out of hand as it falls short of Leeds’ valuation.
The journalist added that the Brazilian prefers a move to Barcelona or Chelsea over the two North London clubs.
Sport Italia journalist Gianluigi Longari subsequently added that Spurs were preparing an offer worth €60m (£51.4m) including add-ons for the winger.
Romano has now taken to social media to explain that the Elland Road hierarchy have made it clear to the likes of Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona that they would not let Raphinha leave for less than £65m.
Leeds United have been pretty clear with all clubs interested in Raphinha: he can leave but they want at least £65m fee. 🇧🇷 #LUFC
Arsenal after first bid rejected, Spurs after new direct talks, Chelsea after contact through Boehly… and Barça via Deco, got the same message. pic.twitter.com/DXKcNY0Rq5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2022
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Given that Spurs are likely only viewing Raphinha as a potential fallback option if Richarlison proves too expensive, I do not think we will entertain paying over £60m for the Leeds star.
Given Everton’s interest in Harry Winks, I suspect Tottenham will be able to work out a compromise to sign Richarlison if indeed he is Conte’s number one striker target.
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