Blues offer 25-year-old a five-year contract as Chelsea eye first summer signing
According to reports, Chelsea has extended a five-year contract to Raphinha in an effort to land the Brazilian as their first summer acquisition.
The Blues are allegedly trying to entice the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge with a contract offer that includes a deal worth about £118,000 per week over five years, according to The Daily Mail.
This week, numerous reports stated that Chelsea FC had increased their interest in Raphinha as they sought to improve their attacking alternatives for the upcoming season.
According to the same report, Chelsea FC and Leeds United have also agreed on a transfer cost for the 25-year-old attacker in the range of £55 million plus add-ons.
Following this week’s sighting of the player’s agent Deco in Barcelona, the city of Raphinha’s chosen club, Chelsea FC is reportedly “pushing” to complete the transfer.
Raphinha would prefer a transfer to FC Barcelona if at all feasible, despite the fact that Chelsea FC appear to be close to signing him.
According to the source, the south west London team is scrambling to finish their agreement in order to sign the Brazilian as soon as possible.
The piece was released in response to claims that Chelsea FC and Raphinha were about to agree to a £55 million transfer deal in the British media earlier in the week.
The attacking midfielder for Leeds United scored 11 goals and provided three assists in the Premier League last year, helping the Whites avoid the drop.
Chelsea FC’s transfer embargo was lifted after the club’s takeover, but they are still looking for their first signing of the summer transfer season.
Following their third-place finish in the Premier League last year, Thomas Tuchel will be expected to lead the Blues to a title challenge the following year. On the first weekend of the season, Tuchel’s team will visit Everton.