According to reports, Chelsea Football Club will make its first official signing before the upcoming football season (2022–23).
The Blues and Leeds United have come to an agreement about the acquisition of Raphinha, a winger from Brazil. On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Transfer Story analyst Fabrizio Romano posted a confirmation of the news on his official Twitter account.
The transfer cost, which will be between £60 million and £65 million, has been agreed upon by both teams. Chelsea is anticipated to pay the majority of the sum right away. As it relates to personal issues and the contract, Todd Boehly has open discussions with the Brazilian.
Additionally, Deco, the player’s agent and a former Blues player under Roman Abramovich, has begun discussions with Chelsea. Additionally, it was claimed that at a meeting between Arsenal and Leeds United, the Gunners made a verbal offer that was turned down.
Chelsea and Leeds have reached full agreement for Raphinha! Official bid accepted around £60/65m [add ons included]. Main part of amount to be paid immediately. It’s done between clubs. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Talks now ongoing on player side on personal terms and contract. Boehly, on it. pic.twitter.com/gNbc4HbrTa
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022