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Report: Leeds rule out one club from signing Raphinha, they've become very frustrated with them

Leeds United will now rule out selling Raphinha to Barcelona because they have become frustrated with the Nou Camp club, according to Mundo Deportivo.

90Min report that West Ham could now be Arsenal’s main competition for the wideman, with Tottenham also interested.

The Spanish report says that Leeds have always ruled out direct talks between them and Barcelona as they do not believe they can afford to sign him given their financial difficulties.

Raphinha agreed personal terms over a move to the Nou Camp in early March, but that has not been followed up with an agreement on a fee.

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Leeds rule out Barcelona move for Raphinha

Leeds’ patience has now run out and they are sick of waiting for a call from Barcelona, who have dragged this process out for so long.

Nothing is scheduled with Mateu Alemany, Barcelona’s director of football, and Leeds have ruled out selling Raphinha to Barcelona now.

Leeds have now opened talks with other Premier League sides, who can afford sums that Barca cannot get near at present.

They also say that Arsenal are best placed to sign Raphinha as it stands and that the negotiations are going well, but with plenty of interested parties, nothing is done yet.

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Barcelona being out of the race would be a huge boost for all the interested clubs in Raphinha, because they are the ones he had his heart set on joining.

It is a mad state of affairs when Premier League clubs outside the Champions League can pay more than Barcelona but that is the situation we find ourselves in.

Arsenal seem to lead the race, but Tottenham will try and muscle in and the 90Min report also says that Raphinha would be open to joining West Ham, who went further than Barca in the Europa League last season.

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