Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Chelsea are close to acquiring the services of Brazilian Leeds United player Rafinia Diaz in the current summer transfer market.
According to media reports, Chelsea are waiting for Rafinha’s reply after his current club, Leeds United, agreed to the £60m ($72m) offer.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said on his Twitter account: “Chelsea awaits Rafinha’s response. Agent Deco has been told he will speak with Chelsea tomorrow. Talks are still ongoing, after agreeing a deal worth €500,000. 60 million pounds.” added. Barcelona and Arsenal will try to the end.
Barcelona and Arsenal were vying to sign Rafinha before Chelsea turned the balance by signing the deal.
Rafinha’s 25-year contract with Leeds United expires in the summer of 2024, and he played 65 games with the team in various competitions, scoring 17 goals and assisting 11 others.
In a related context, Tottenham are negotiating with Everton to give up Brazilian striker Richarlison, to support the team’s attack at the request of coach Antonio Conte.
Reports have shown that Tottenham can offer midfielder Harry Winks in addition to a financial sum to secure the Richarlison signing.
“Tottenham has already set up a new round of talks for Richarlison. Everton is being worked on, but the structure of the deal needs to be discussed again. There are no problems on a personal level,” said Fabrizio Romano.
Richarlison, 25, played 33 games with Everton in various competitions last season, scoring 11 goals and assisting 5 others.