REDS AND RED DEVILS IN RAPHINHA RUCKUS
The Raphinha rumours aren’t going away.
The Brazilian winger has been in stunning form for Leeds this season, playing a part in 10 goals in 20 Premier League appearances, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Europe’s biggest clubs. Jamie Carragher has likened him to Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, which backs up our assertion that the winger would be perfect for Liverpool.
Manchester United are also said to be sniffing, and Gianluigi Longari of Sportitalia TV claims a “well-contested” battle is shaping up, with Tutto Mercato also reporting the Red Devils’ interest.
LEEDS EYE REAL REPLACEMENT
Leeds appear to making provisions in case they receive an offer they can’t refuse for the winger the bought from Rennes for £17million last summer.
A report in Spain from Deportes Cuatro claims United are keen to seize upon the contract stalemate between Lucas Vazquez and Real Madrid, with the winger due to become a free agent on his 30th birthday this summer.
Apparently, Leeds are willing to give Vazquez a sizeable pay-rise to £83,000 a week.
Everton, Napoli and AC Milan are also keen on versatile right-sider, capped nine times by Spain.
EVERTON JOIN AARONS RACE
Everton are also looking at Max Aarons to increase their options on the right.
Sky Sports says the Toffees are looking to find a successor to Seamus Coleman at full-back and a move for Aarons is under consideration.
Norwich are resigned to losing the 21-year-old but the Canaries are expecting a fee of around £30million-£35million. Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been linked; Roma were reported to have had a bid rejected, while Barcelona were also rebuffed last year.