Barcelona Star Rafinha Set To Sign £14.3m Deal With EPL Newcomers Leeds

Leeds want to bolster their midfield ahead of their long-awaited return to the top-flight and according to reports the Premier League newcomers are plotting a transfer swoop for Barcelona star Rafinha.

Sport in Spain claim that Barcelona will demand £14.3million for their academy graduate, who joined the club aged 13.

Leeds are thought to face some competition for the 27-year-old, who is the younger brother of Bayern Munich’s Thiago.

But the victory over Paris Saint-Germain in last month's European final could be his last appearance as he continues to be linked with a move to England.

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the favourites for his signature with a cut-price deal on the cards with his contract expiring next summer.

Rafinha, 27, is also close friends with fellow Spaniard Rodrigo.

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Leeds have brought in nine players in total so far in the transfer window, including Freiburg defender Robin Koch, Arsenal's Sam Greenwood and Jack Harrison on loan from Manchester City.

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