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Leeds attacker Raphinha rejects Chelsea; orders Deco to end talks

Leeds United attacker Raphinha has pulled out of talks with Chelsea.

Sport says Raphinha has told his representatives he doesn't want to join Chelsea as he calls on them to halt discussions.

Chelsea looked to have leaped to the front of the queue, topping Arsenal's initial offer. However the Brazilian doesn't want to head to west London - and has told agent Deco to stop negotiating.

The player remains determined to seal a dream switch to Barcelona. The Catalans have long been the ideal destination for South American stars and the Leeds star is no different as he waits for their move.

The Spanish side though are struggling financially and cannot, yet, come up with the money needed. They're still waiting on Frenkie de Jong to join Manchester United to create funds, some of which they've already earmarked to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski

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