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OFFICIAL: Leeds winger Raphinha joins Barcelona 

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Leeds winger Raphinha is closing in on a deal worth £55m to join Barcelona after missing his side's pre-season tour of Australia

Brazilian did not travel with the rest of the Leeds squad on the tour Down Under

The player is now heading out to Barcelona where he is expected to undergo a medical.

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch is due to speak to the media later on Wednesday morning in Australia and is likely to provide a further update.

Chelsea were previously believed to be the front-runners for the Brazilian international

but Barcelona appear to have moved ahead of them with an 11th-hour bid.

The initial fee is €58m (£49m), but could rise to more than 65 (£55m) with add-ons.

It's a move that suits him and Leeds were aware this could happen this summer. The club have planned for Raphinha's departure.

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