Raphinha has an agreement in place on personal terms with Barcelona and would prefer to wait for the Catalans to be able to do a deal for him.


However, that may be impossible and Chelsea, who are speaking to Leeds United, are suggested to be his preferred option in the Premier League.



Arsenal are also interested, but Edu wants to speak to Deco, Raphinha’s agent, to gain some clarity over what is happening.


He does not want to spend time working on a deal only to find that Raphinha would pick Chelsea over Arsenal if both clubs have bid accepted.



Barcelona want the player to wait and give them the time required to work out the finances needed to agree on a deal with the Whites.


Chelsea want to take the deal over the line as soon as possible as they are wary of Barcelona eventually hijacking their move for Raphinha.



They have scheduled talks with his agent, Deco, today where they are expected to put pressure on him to convince the player to say yes to the move.