Chelsea have Raphinha bid ACCEPTED with Blues to beat rivals Arsenal and Spurs to Leeds star after £55million offer

The two clubs made contact on Tuesday night and Chelsea quickly agreed to stump up the full asking price

Arsenal have been chasing the maverick winger for some time and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was determined not to lose out to his London rivals.

Barcelona, Tottenham and Newcastle have also been linked.

Raphina, 25, told Elland Road bosses he wanted to leave and most fancied a move to Barca.

But the Spanish giants have financial troubles, paving the way for Chelsea to make a move.

The deal is expected to be announced within the next 48 hours.

Chelsea have been determined to get active in the transfer market following American Boehly’s £4.25billion takeover of the club.

So far this summer they have only let players go with defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leaving on free transfers.

Raphinha still needs to agree personal terms with Chelsea ahead of any move.

The Leeds star, 25, scored 11 Premier League goals and added three assists last season.

He scored in a 3-2 defeat away at Stamford Bridge in December.

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