Should he push to move permanently, then it’s stated the Whites would demand a fee in the region of £34million to let him go.
That would make him one of the biggest sales in the club’s entire history, behind Rio Ferdinand’s move to Manchester United in 2002.
Raphinha’s agent, Deco, is said to be a ‘key figure in the entire operation’.
He proposed his compatriot’s name to the Barcelona board and Xavi has apparently sanctioned a deal already.
For now, Raphinha will try and keep Leeds up.
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