Chelsea Sets to Sign Raphinha from Barcelona for £55m

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Graham Potter, Chelsea coach

Reports from Spain have claimed that Chelsea are interested again in signing Raphinha next summer.

According to Sport, the Blues are one of the clubs who could potentially help Barcelona with their financial issues by signing the Brazilian after less than a year at the club.

Chelsea were involved in one of the biggest transfer sagas of the summer when they attempted to sign the player who was then at Leeds United.

Everything looked set for the winger to make the move to Stamford Bridge, after the two sides agreed a fee over a transfer

However, Raphinha’s personal ambition to play for Barcelona stalled the deal for enough time for the Catalan side to raise the funds required to bring him in for £55m.

The deal hasn’t been a complete success so far, with him at times not being part of the starting side at the Nou Camp.

Previous manager Thomas Tuchel was extremely keen on partnering the Brazil international with Raheem Sterling the wingers at Stamford Bridge.

It is unclear whether Graham Potter holds the same desire to work with the winger, especially after a winter transfer window where they signed Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke to strengthen that position.

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