Report: Club waiting for Barcelona to complete transfer deal

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Just some days ago, it was looking like Barcelona were going to miss out on a deal for Leeds United winger Raphinha.

Leeds had given an ultimatum to Barcelona to step up their bid for Raphinha or forget about signing the Brazilian.

However, a breakthrough came for Barcelona, after the club made a late move and tabled a £63m bid, verbally.

According to reports, Barca have offered £55m up front plus a further £8m in add-ons.

Raphinha had already agreed personal terms with Barcelona back in March, and has been waiting for both clubs to reach an agreement before joining the Blaugrana.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has however claimed that Leeds United are waiting for Barça to officially table the bid.

Romano tweeted: “Raphinha situation. Leeds are still waiting for Barcelona to submit the official proposal after the verbal bid improved on Sunday night: €72m total package. It’s the final but key step. #FCB

“Raphinha, optimistic – he has been pushing during the weekend.”