Barcelona ‘set price for Raphinha’ as Arsenal eye blockbuster January transfer

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Barcelona star Raphinha has emerged as an Arsenal transfer target in the wake of their failure to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Barcelona want a fee of £88million to let Raphinha go amid interest from Arsenal, according to reports. The Brazil international was eyed at the Emirates Stadium last summer, only to end up moving to the Nou Camp instead. However, a return to the Premier League could be on the cards in the wake of the Gunners’ failure to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk – who is heading to Chelsea.

Barcelona signed Raphinha from Leeds back in the summer believing the Brazil international would be a huge hit over in La Liga.

Yet the forward has struggled for consistency during his time in Catalonia, scoring just two goals and clocking up as many assists from 15 La Liga games.

It’s now emerged that Arsenal are keen on Raphinha in the wake of their failure to acquire Mudryk, who is heading to Chelsea instead.

Yet according to Sport, Barcelona have slapped a huge £88m price tag on their winger in the hope that’ll deter potential suitors.

Xavi has regularly talked up Raphinha, backing him to come good and rediscover his best form.