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Barcelona want Leeds' Raphinha while Dembele could stay at Camp Nou

Barcelona are among the clubs that want to sign Leeds winger Raphinha this summer, Rushhoursport  has learned.

The club are hoping a strong relationship with his agent Deco - their former player - will help persuade him to join them over Premier League clubs.

Talks have been ongoing between Leeds and Raphinha over a new contract since last year, but he is yet to sign the terms on offer.

There was significant interest in him from other English top-flight sides in January but a move did not materialise.

His current deal runs until 2024 so Barca would have to pay a transfer fee to land him regardless of whether Leeds remain in the Premier League or not.

Jesse Marsch's side are deep in the relegation fight, seven points clear of the drop-zone with eight games left, but having played at least a game more than those below them.

Barcelona, whose significant financial plight has been eased somewhat by a new sponsorship deal with Spotify, will hope Raphinha's valuation reduces if Leeds go down.

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