Report: Chelsea offered Arsenal target Raphinha five-year deal
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Report: Chelsea offered Arsenal target Raphinha five-year deal

Chelsea have offered Raphinha a five-year deal worth £115,000-a-week as they look to see off competition from Arsenal for the Leeds United winger, according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.

It appears that Raphinha will be playing at Stamford Bridge next season. Of course, for much of the last few weeks, it had seemed most likely that the Brazilian would join the Gunners.

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Arsenal made the opening bid. And they were ready to make a second offer when their first was rejected. However, it appears that Mikel Arteta is set for disappointment.

Reports on Tuesday claimed that Chelsea had agreed a fee with Leeds for Raphinha. Tuttomercatoweb reports that they are about to pay £55 million for the 25-year-old.

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Meanwhile, they have also offered a five-year deal with an option for a further year. And they are ready to pay Raphinha £115,000-a-week.

Chelsea have offered Raphinha five-year deal

It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal make any last-ditch bid to sign Raphinha before he joins Chelsea.

If they are prepared to make two significant bids, then surely they will not want to admit defeat until he is holding a blue shirt after the side of the Stamford Bridge pitch.

Clearly, it is going to take something special to spark a late twist. But Arsenal have already made a massive statement of intent in this window, with a deal for Gabriel Jesus seemingly across the line.

The Gunners already boast a strong contingent of Brazilian players. And obviously, they have Edu running things behind the scenes.

That may perhaps not be enough to convince Raphinha – who has been labelled ‘amazing‘ – to snub Champions League football. But Arsenal fans will want to see them try while no deal has been signed.

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