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Barcelona Target Raphinha Uninterested In Joining Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham

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Raphinha is reportedly uninterested in joining Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham amid interest from Barcelona, who will need to pay €70 million for him.

According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Raphinha does not want to entertain the idea of joining Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window. The Brazilian international has his heart set on moving to Barcelona, who will need to pay €70 million to sign him from Leeds United.

Raphinha has been a revelation since joining Leeds United from Stade Rennais in October 2020. The 25-year-old has been a talismanic figure for the West Yorkshire club in the last two seasons, with his stock skyrocketing after playing an instrumental role in helping his team avoid relegation from the Premier League this past term.

The 25-year-old amassed 11 goals and three assists in 35 Premier League appearances, with his performances also earning him a starring role in the Brazilian national team. Raphinha’s exploits have not gone unnoticed either, with Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur hot on his heels.

The interest from Barcelona stems from the rising uncertainties surrounding the long-term future of Ousmane Dembele. While recent reports have claimed that the Frenchman is open to remaining at Camp Nou beyond the summer transfer window, Barcelona will need to keep a contingency plan in place, with Raphinha their priority target.

Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe’s plummeting stock has prompted the Gunners to scour the market for a new wide-attacker. To that end, Raphinha has emerged as a viable target for Arsenal. Recent reports had claimed that the north Londoners were closing in on signing the Barcelona target, but those suggestions seem wide of the mark now.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s pursuit stems from the uncertainties surrounding Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner. And while Raheem Sterling has emerged as a target for Chelsea, the Blues might need to sign multiple forwards if more than one attacking player leaves.

Finally, Tottenham’s eagerness to sign Raphinha is also understandable despite Dejan Kulusevski’s exploits since arriving from Juventus in January. Steven Bergwijn is expected to join Ajax in the summer transfer window, while Lucas Moura also has his future up in the air at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But Raphinha has no interest in joining Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham anytime soon, with his heart set on moving to Barcelona. But if Barcelona cannot afford to pay €70 million to sign the Brazilian international, the three Premier League bigwigs could come into the equation to secure the Leeds United talisman’s services this summer.

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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