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Leeds United have reduced the asking price of Barcelona-linked forward



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Following months of uncertainty over their activity in the transfer market, FC Barcelona could be in for an exciting few weeks ahead as the club are set for a massive financial boost, thanks to the sale of BLM and TV rights.

The sale of the club’s two assets could see them bag a fortune, which could be used to cut back on losses and finance their moves for several top targets in the summer.

One of Barça’s main targets in the summer transfer window has been Raphinha. The Leeds United winger had emerged as the club’s desired replacement for Ousmane Dembele. He offers pace and trickery out wide and has the ability to score goals when required.

Barcelona’s pursuit of Raphinha has stalled lately, due to Leeds United’s hefty price tag for the winger. Having successfully retained their top-flight status, the Whites are keen on keeping hold of the Brazilian ahead of the new season.

However, the front page of Diario SPORT reveals Leeds United are appearing more receptive to offers for Raphinha lately.

Diario SPORT front page, June 17

The Premier League outfit have even reduced their price tag for the former Rennes starlet amid interest from Barcelona. It appears they are aware of the player’s desire to continue his career elsewhere and could be forced to cash in on him in the coming summer.

Leeds are believed to be keen on a figure of around €55 million for Raphinha. But they could be open to lowering their demands in the coming weeks.

The club are expected to generate significant revenue from the sales of Raphinh and Kalvin Phillips, which could go a long way in helping them undergo a squad overhaul under Jesse Marsch.

The American tactician has already brought in RB Salzburg duo Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson, with Marc Roca also expected to sign a contract at Elland Road today.

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