are preparing a bid for Leeds United winger Raphinha, according to reports.
The Brazil international was Leeds’ key man last season and finished the campaign with 11 goals in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old is keen to leave Elland Road this summer and Barcelona is his preferred destination, although the Spanish club might not have the financial power to match Leeds’ valuation.
Reports this week have claimed that Arsenal have submitted an offer for Raphinha but the bid has been rejected by Leeds as it did not get near their £50m asking price.
However, MailOnline now report that Chelsea are in the race to sign the Brazilian winger and are ‘serious’ about submitting an offer to Leeds.
The report claims that Tottenham have also made an approach for Raphinha.