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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
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,