Barcelona have not given up hope of signing Raphinha, says Sport.
In recent days they have made contact with Leeds to start negotiations. Chelsea have a deal with the English club and just need the 25 year old winger to give the nod, but he is waiting for Barcelona, with his agent Deco also keen on moving him to Camp Nou.
The Catalan side are willing to reach 55 million euros for the Brazilian winger. The coach, Xavi, wants players who can unbalance opponents and Raphinha could replace Ousmane Dembele, who is officially a free agent. Evidently, the signing is conditioned by the Frenchman.
Leeds are asking for 70 million euros, which is what Chelsea are paying. However Raphinha has the Blues on hold at the moment and is waiting to see if his Camp Nou switch can happen.