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Chelsea must await the outcome of talks between Leeds and Barcelona over Raphinha with Joan Laporta saying winger prefers a move to the Nou Camp as Spanish club suggest Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong could stay if he accepts a pay cut Chelsea have submitted a fee of £55m plus add ons for Leeds forward Raphinha But they must wait until discussions between Leeds and Barcelona have finished The player's preference is to join Barca who submitted an offer on Thursday Barcelona president Joan Laporta says that Raphinha wants to join the club Laporta added that Frenkie de Jong could stay if he accepts a pay cut 

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Chelsea's patience is being tested as they await the outcome of talks between Leeds United and Barcelona over the transfer of Raphinha.

The Stamford Bridge club agreed a fee of £55m plus add-ons last week but Barcelona, the player's preferred destination, countered with an offer on Thursday.

Leeds have still to accept that offer as it is understood to amount to £51m paid in instalments of £17.2m. Players have also been mooted in exchange.

Chelsea are being made to wait to find out if they £55m bid for Raphinha will be enough

Chelsea are being made to wait to find out if they £55m bid for Raphinha will be enough

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed Raphinha wants a move to the Nou Camp and introduced a new twist to the Frenkie de Jong saga by saying he would still be welcome to stay if he agreed to a pay cut.

Laporta, speaking at a tribute to club legend Johan Cruyff,

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