Chelsea ready to make second move for Barcelona star
Chelsea are prepared to make a second attempt to sign Brazilian winger Raphinha this summer, according to Daily Mail.
The Blues were interested in landing the 26-year-old from Leeds United last year. They agreed a fee with the Yorkshire outfit, but Raphinha was adamant about joining the Catalan giants.
The former Rennes man has been decent for Barcelona with 10 goals and 12 assists from 51 outings, and it is now claimed that the Blues are prepared to make another move to sign him.
Barcelona are open to selling at least one high-profile player before the transfer deadline as they look to avoid breaching Financial Play limits in the near future.
Raphinha could be made available in the transfer market, and it remains to be seen whether the Blues can sign him. They could face fierce competition from Arsenal.
The Gunners made the first approach for Raphinha last summer, but pulled out of talks after knowing his desire. They could make a fresh approach for the wide player.