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Barcelona finally submit €68m bid for Premier League star

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The long-running transfer saga for Raphinha appears to be nearing its end.

Barcelona have tabled an official bid worth €68 million for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

That’s according to Fabrizio Romano. The Italian journalist claims Leeds are likely to accept the offer. Barca will pay the Premier League club an initial transfer fee of €58 million. This could later rise by up to €10 million in add-ons, leaving the final fee at around €68 million.

Once Barcelona can register Raphinha, the two clubs and the player will be able to complete the transfer.

If Barcelona can get a deal over the line, it will bring an end to a transfer saga that has lasted for months.

At one stage, Raphinha seemed destined for Arsenal until Chelsea hijacked their move. But while the Blues struck a reported  £55 million (€65m) agreement with Leeds, the Brazilian player was determined to join Barcelona. He pushed hard for it over the weekend and appears to have got his wish.