By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

12th Jul, 2022 | 2:31pm

Raphinha sends message as Leeds United exit saga goes into overdrive

Leeds wantaway talisman Raphinha has posted a cryptic message on Instagram as talks of his exit and a potential move to Barcelona continue to rage on.

Raphinha’s rumoured exit has been one of the transfer sagas of the summer, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona engaging in a three-way battle for his signature.

The Brazilian winger has now posted a cryptic message on Instagram, seemingly referring to people discussing his exit rumours and implying he is still working hard to maintain fitness.

Raphinha said: “And for the talkers on duty.

“A kiss, a hug and lot of work!”

Who will get their man?

As the Raphinha saga continues to rage on, the rumours regarding his potential new club continue to increase in frequency.

As things currently stand, it seems that his ambition it to play his football at the Nou Camp next season, with Barcelona his preferred destination.

Raphinha had reportedly agreed personal terms with the Blauguarana in May and his agent, Deco, of course has strong ties to the Catalan club.

However, Chelsea are hot in pursuit in case a deal to send Raphinha to Spain fall through, having agreed on a fee with the Whites earlier in the window.

We also cannot rule out Arsenal in the running as they had a bit for the former Stade Rennais winger rejected and will still be pondering a potential transfer for the winger.

In other news, Leeds forward Rodrigo has been linked with a move to Galatasaray.