By Mark Smith

27th Jun, 2022 | 6:45am

Leeds United set new meeting with Arsenal for Raphinha transfer, £65m demand stays

Leeds United are set for yet another meeting with Arsenal over the future of Raphinha in the next week, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Transfer Guru has reported that the Whites will once again demand £65million for the Brazilian, who is wanted by numerous clubs in the Premier League and Europe.

Barcelona are yet to make a fresh bid, with Spurs and Chelsea in talks with agents over making a potential move for the Elland Road superstar this summer.

Writing on his personal Twitter account late on Sunday evening [27 June], Romano yet again shared the latest on the future of the Brazilian at Elland Road.

“Raphinha deal,” he wrote. “Arsenal have already scheduled a meeting with Leeds next week – Leeds will ask again for £65m fee.

“Barcelona still in contact with Deco after personal terms agreed, but no fresh bid yet.

“Tottenham and Chelsea, still in talks with agents. Race still open.”

Huge.

Arsenal were simply told last week that they wouldn’t be lowballing Raphinha out of Leeds.

The Whites stood firm when the derisory offer came their way for the Brazilian, and the Gunners will have to stump up the cash if they want their man.

After the backlash on the agreed Kalvin Phillips fee of only £45million from Manchester City was packed with anger, to say the least, Andrea Radrizzani will have learned his lesson.

With Barcelona, Chelsea and Spurs sniffing, it could force Arsenal to simply take action and pay that fee – something that could then be bettered by the chasing pack.

The situation with Raphinha appears to change every single day at Elland Road, but with more meetings this week, it is clear that a solution could be found very soon.

This is one to keep a very close eye on as it appears to change every hour of every day, but one thing for sure is that we are edging ever closer to yet another huge-name exit.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle