Barcelona Transfers Update
2 July 2022
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Written By: Tanwa
Barcelona is hoping to beat Chelsea to the signing of Brazilian winger Raphinha by making Leeds a massive bid for the forward.
The Times report that Barca “are ready to make an offer worth up to £60 million” after their “financial position altered dramatically” on Thursday.
The Catalans announced earlier that they had agreed to a deal with Sixth Street to sell 10% of their television rights for €207.5 million.
Barcelona will now offer “an initial payment of €60m with a further €10m to follow in add-ons,” according to the report. The Catalans are hoping Leeds will agree to the deal and know already that Raphinha would prefer a move to Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich has reportedly turned down Barcelona’s latest offer for wantaway striker Robert Lewandowski.
The latest update comes from Bild in Germany who reckon the Bundesliga champions aren’t impressed with Barca’s bid of €40 million-plus €5m in add-ons. It seems Bayern won’t sell for anything less than €50m.
It’s not clear yet if Barcelona is willing to improve their bid further, particularly considering if they wait a year they could sign Lewandowski on a free transfer.
The news comes amid speculation that Lewandowski may not turn up for pre-season training in a bid to push through a move. The Poland international has already spoken out publicly on several occasions and said he considers his time at Bayern is over.