Leeds boss Jesse Marsch admits Raphinha WON’T commit to pre-season tour as Chelsea lead race for Arsenal transfer target

LEEDS boss Jesse Marsch has admitted star man Raphinha could not be part of the group on pre-season tour with Chelsea main the race for his signature.

The Brazilian is exhibiting “urgency” in making an attempt to safe a transfer away from Elland Highway.

GettyChelsea are main the race to signal Raphinha[/caption]

Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal are only a few of the groups concerned with Raphinha.

A transfer to Barca is Raphinha‘s favoured vacation spot.

Nonetheless, in keeping with the Evening Standard, they run the danger of being leapfrogged by Chelsea, who have already got a £55million bid accepted by Leeds.

Barca are but to place an appropriate supply on the desk for the 25-year-old.


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With the participant’s future up within the air, Leeds boss Marsch says the membership are nonetheless to determine whether or not Raphinha will journey on their pre-season tour of Australia.

Marsch stated: “My guess is, I don’t know. We simply have to attend and see what occurs within the subsequent couple of days.

“There’s urgency from his finish, I feel, to give you an answer. We now have to within the subsequent couple of days see how issues stand and see how we go.

“It hasn’t been a straightforward time for him this summer time.


“Issues have come and gone and there have been loads of little discussions. Proper now he’s our participant.

“He confirmed up as we speak and educated with everyone, he had such a very good perspective.

“We had a really open and trustworthy dialog about whereas he’s right here he’s a part of us, after which we’ll see what occurs.

“It’s nonetheless an extended strategy to go within the switch window.

“I do know he has hopes and desires. I do know he loves this group and this membership and he loves being right here.

“We’ll see how things progress day by day.”