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Arsenal target Raphinha meets agent as potential transfer advantage highlighted

Leeds winger Raphinha has met with his agent amid speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, where he could potentially join a group of fellow Brazilian players

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Arsenal may be one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the Premier League next season.

Manager Mikel Arteta already has a number of exciting young attackers in his squad, although there appear to be more on their way to the Emirates Stadium. Even after the arrival of Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Gabriel Jesus appears to moving closer to a move to north London from Manchester City and Leeds United winger Raphinha continues to be linked with a move to the Gunners too. It would appear that in the case of the latter, momentum may be building around a possible transfer too.

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Raphinha meets agent amid transfer talks

Former Barcelona and Portugal midfielder Deco is Raphinha’s representative and the duo have seemingly held talks ahead of a fresh bid from the Gunners.

Raphinha and Deco have been pictured together, stirring hopes from Arsenal fans that there may be some impetus behind a possible move. The Gunners are already said to have made an offer for the 25-year-old that was rejected, although they are reportedly considering putting forward an improved package.

Raphinha is said to also have interest from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, although at this point it would appear that Arsenal are the favourites to sign him. Leeds are said to be willing to let the player move on provided their value is met, with the Brazilian not willing to sign a new contract at Elland Road.

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Arsenal advantage highlighted

Arsenal’s contingent of Brazilian players could be crucial in the club beating Tottenham and Chelsea to Raphinha’s signature.

The club signed Brazilian youngster Marquinhos from Sao Paolo to start their summer business, while Selecao internationals Gabriel Magalhaes and Gabriel Martinelli are already part of the squad.

Gabriel has previously spoken about the friendship he has with the Leeds star too.

“We had a Whatsapp group that we were always in contact since our Avai days (they played their together),” the central defender explained. “We shared the same accommodation. We’re very good friends.”

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LEEDS, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Raphinha of Leeds United dejected after conceding the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on May 15, 2022 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Gabriel Jesus deal agreed

Gabriel Jesus is set to complete his move to Arsenal after agreeing terms on a five-year deal at the Emirates.

The Gunners reached an agreement with Manchester City on Friday night to sign the Brazilian for an initial £45million. Jesus, 25, has been Mikel Arteta’s No.1 striker target this summer as he seeks to add more firepower following the January exit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette’s departure following the end of his contract.

Jesus, who had a year left on his City contract, had also been interesting Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur during the current transfer window. But he has elected to forego Champions League football to become the new focal point of Arsenal’s attack. It’s understood he will earn in the region of £190k-a-week.

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