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Arsenal have made their first bid of the summer transfer window for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

That’s according to a report from David Ornstein in The Athletic, who say that the bid is set to be rejected out of hand by the Elland Road club.

While Raphinha has reportedly agreed personal terms on a move to Barcelona, the cash strapped La Liga giants have seemingly yet to stump up a bid for the Brazilian.

Now it appears as though that is something that other clubs in the Premier League, are looking to take advantage in the battle for the 25-year-old’s services.

According to this latest update, Arsenal have now made their first bid to sign Raphinha, with an offer put forward on Tuesday evening.

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However, the bid from Gunners is said to be well below what Leeds are demanding for the sale of the Brazilian, and as a result, the Yorkshire club are expected to reject it without a second thought.

For his part, Raphinha is not thought to have asked for a move, although he does have ambitions of playing European football.

Following a fifth place finish in the Premier League last season, Arsenal are set to compete in the Europa League in the coming campaign.

It doesn’t feel like a huge surprise that Leeds will knock back this bid from Arsenal.

With two years remaining on his contract at Elland Road, the Yorkshire club are in a strong position to negotiate any bids that come in for the 25-year-old.

Given there is plenty of interest from elsewhere as well, there may also be a confidence that a bigger bid will come in anyway, and potentially generate a bidding war for the winger.

As a result, Leeds do sit in something of a strong position to get the right fee here, and it will be encouraging for supporters of the club that they will not be pushed around in the window by bids such as this.

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UCLan Sports Journalism graduate. Have been working for Leeds All Over since summer 2020, and can only be found writing on Football League World.

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