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Paper Talk: Chelsea make giant late deadline day play to secure sensational Leeds raid

Jack Harrison and Raphinha of Leeds. Chelsea fancy late deadline day move for Brazilian

Raphinha is the subject of a huge late approach from Chelsea, though the deal will likely wait until summer, West Ham are closing on a new defender, while the deadline day transfer gossip claims Newcastle are looking to make two late signings.


Chelsea are planning to launch a huge deadline day approach to Leeds to sign star winger Raphinha, claims a report.

The Brazilian star was the subject of a failed £50m approach from West Ham over the weekend, an offer Leeds were quick to dismiss.

Now the Daily Mail claims the Blues are ready to launch a bid of their own, which will raise the Hammers’ bid.

However, the paper admits that Thomas Tuchel’s side will likely have to wait until the summer.

Furthermore, their advances for Raphinha today will be met with the same rejection that the Hammers received.

But that will not stop Thomas Tuchel’s side in their quest to bring the Brazilian to Elland Road.

Indeed, citing transfer expert Gianluigi Longari, they state Raphinha will become the No 1 summer focus for the Blues.

They claim Tuchel sees Raphinha as the perfect addition to his side – and the offer of Champions League football could help secure the move.

Deadline day swoop looks tough

Furthermore, the Blues will look to move on Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and possibly Hakim Ziyech to help fund his signing.

Chelsea to sell trio ready to sign Raphinha

Chelsea to sell trio ready to sign Raphinha

Chelsea are ready to sell Werner, Ziyech and Pulisic to get Brazilian Raphinha from Leeds United

Leeds, though, have always maintained that their leading light is not for sale.

In addition, their remains an optimism that Raphinha will soon sign a new deal at Elland Road to become their record earner.

And with the star currently away with Brazil in international action, Chelsea know a deadline day deal looks highly unlikely.

But the Blues will come again hard in the summer in a bid to lure Raphinha away and convince Leeds to sell.


Dimitri Payet, Duje Caleta-Car Marseille v Olympiacos December 2020

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car in an initial £17.7m deal, rising by a further £2.5m. (The Sun)

Tottenham are battling Arsenal in a deadline day race to secure the signing Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz. (The Sun)

Newcastle are trying to secure a loan deal with Manchester United for goalkeeper Dean Henderson on deadline day but hopes of them signing Jesse Lingard are over. (The Sun)

Tottenham star Tanguy Ndombele has landed in France ahead of his proposed loan move to Lyon. (The Sun)

Chelsea will return to Sevilla with an offer for defender Jules Kounde but any deal will almost certainly have to wait until the summer. (The Sun)

Newcastle United are looking to make a last-ditch effort to sign left-back Matt Targett from Aston Villa. (The Sun)


Kenedy Granada training, on loan from Chelsea, April 2021

Leeds United are looking to bolster their midfield options by signing Kenedy following his shock return to Chelsea from a loan spell in Brazil. (The Sun)

Tino Anjorin is returning to English football on loan with Huddersfield Town following the ending of the Chelsea player’s loan spell with Lokomotiv Moscow. (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain star Sergio Ramos faces missing the clash against Real Madrid after suffering a injury in training. (The Sun)

Todd Cantwell is likely to leave Norwich on deadline day with Bournemouth looking to land the midfielder. (The Sun)

Arsenal are considering whether to pay the full release clause of around £75m if they want to sign Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has snubbed the chance to join Bordeaux on loan. (Daily Mirror)


Frank-Lampard arms folded TEAMtalk

Everton are looking to sign up to four players on deadline day after appointing Frank Lampard as manager (Daily Mirror)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in talks with Barcelona as he closes in on a beat-the-deadline move to Spain. (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte is hoping to complete a whirlwind of Tottenham transfer business in a day in a bid to revamp his ailing squad. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool have three clubs chasing Divock Origi ahead of January’s deadline day after Luis Diaz sealed his move to Anfield. (Daily Mirror)

Wolves are ready for a hectic end to transfer deadline day, with a deal to sign Aaron Ramsey on loan from Juventus in the offing. (Daily Mail)

EXCLUSIVEMiddlesbrough are in talks with neighbours Newcastle United over a deadline day deal for midfielder Jeff Hendrick.


Newcastle United fancy two  deadline day deals with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Aston Villa full-back Matty Targett in their sights. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham’s club record £50m offer for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been rejected. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United are looking to re-ignite their interest in Kalvin Phillips following West Ham’s rejection. (Daily Express)

Arsenal are reportedly in contact with Alvaro Morata as they scramble to find a striker on deadline day. (Daily Express)

Neil Lennon is one of the frontrunners to replace Lee Johnson as Sunderland manager. (Daily Record)

Fenerbahce are readying a £7m deadline day offer to Rangers for striker Alfredo Morelos. (Daily Record)