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Barcelona offer up to four different players to Leeds United in exchange for Liverpool target

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There is no doubt Barcelona are in the market for a right winger. They are bracing themselves for the potential exit of Ousmane Dembele, with coach Xavi Hernandez publicly urging the club to sign a proper replacement for the blazing Frenchman.

Several reports across Europe suggest Barcelona have identified Raphinha as their desired replacement for Dembele. They have even agreed personal terms with the Brazilian, who is keen on moving to Camp Nou next season.

Leeds United’s hefty €75 million price tag is providing to be a major obstacle. The Whites are determined to keep hold of Raphinha, who still has a long-term contract at Elland Road.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are actively trying to lower the fees of the operation by offering Leeds the opportunity to sign several existing stars.

It is believed that the Whites are keen on the services of Oscar Mingueza, with Barcelona open to sanctioning a loan deal to Elland Road.

But apart from the Spaniard, Barça are ready to sacrifice several other unwanted stars, including Clement Lenglet, Martin Braithwaite and even Sergino Dest.

The report suggests Lenglet or Dest might not be keen on leaving Camp Nou, with the former intending to play out his contract while the American international feels he has regained the trust of Xavi despite links of Noussair Mazraoui’s potential arrival.

Barcelona might find it easier to offload the two other players in question in Braithwaite and Mingueza. Both the players want to secure regular game-time next season, with Braithwaite, in particular, hoping to get himself ready and kicking for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

It remains to be seen whether any of the four players will be open to a move to Elland Road next season, but the road to signing Raphinha appears to be long and difficult for the Catalans, whose best hope could be the relegation of the Premier League outfit, as it could reduce the value of the player’s release clause to just €25 million.

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