Chelsea may revive interest in signing Barcelona star Raphinha
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 29, 2023 - 11:56AM
Chelsea wanted to sign Raphinha before he joined Barcelona last summer (Picture: Getty)

may look to revive their interest in signing Raphinha from Barcelona before the transfer window closes, according to reports.

The Blues were among the clubs strongly linked to the Brazil international before he moved to Barcelona from last summer.

But after just one season in La Liga, it is thought that .

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring in a new attacking player before Friday’s transfer deadline and may turn to Raphinha, according to .

The winger has produced 10 goals and 12 assists across 51 games for Barcelona to date and has knowledge of the Premier League from his spell at Leeds.

Raphinha helped Barcelona win the La Liga title last season as they finished ten points clear of second-placed Real Madrid.

He has been capped 16 times by Brazil and was part of their squad for last year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile, .

It has been that the Blues have inserted a new £37m release clause into his contract, which could tempt Roma to sign him permanently next summer.

Roma owner Dan Friedkin will fly Lukaku to the Italian capital himself, according to , after he played a key role in the deal.