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Arsenal makes a €40m bid to secure the services of a Barcelona star, aiming to beat Chelsea in fulfilling Maresca’s ‘specific request’…



Arsenal has made a €40m bid for a Barcelona outcast in order to outmaneuver Chelsea and fulfill Maresca’s “specific request”.


In an attempt to surpass Chelsea and meet Maresca’s ‘specific request’, Arsenal offers €40m for a Barcelona player who is currently out of favor.


Arsenal has made a bid of €40m for Barcelona outcast Raphinha, in an attempt to outmaneuver Chelsea and fulfill Maresca’s specific request.


The Nou Camp has confirmed Raphinha’s departure following the appointment of Hansi Flick as the new Barcelona manager. Despite the financial concerns of the La Liga side, Flick aims to make his mark on the team this summer.


Barcelona is expected to sell players before making any new acquisitions, and Raphinha, who joined from Leeds for £50m in 2022, is considered surplus to requirements.


The 27-year-old has been the subject of transfer speculation since his arrival at Barcelona, with Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool all previously linked to him.


According to a recent report, both Arsenal and Chelsea are still highly interested in signing the winger, and his potential transfer could pave the way for new arrivals this summer.


It is suggested that Raphinha would feel at home and thrive in a competitive atmosphere at Arsenal. The club’s strong position in the Premier League and the presence of fellow Brazilians Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes make them an appealing choice for the winger.


Although Arsenal has reportedly made an offer of €40m, Barcelona is holding out for a higher fee, closer to €60m.


Maresca’s specific request

Although Chelsea is considered a riskier option, the new head coach, Enzo Maresca, has specifically asked for the inclusion of the Brazilian winger.


Maresca sees him as a crucial element in rebuilding the club and revitalizing the offensive strategy.


Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, is rumored to have made an offer as well. However, there are concerns about how well Raphinha would adapt to a less competitive league.


It is reported that Flick has decided to let go of Raphinha, and he will have many more transfer decisions to make this summer.


Barcelona is looking to recover from a financial crisis, and very few members of the squad are considered untouchable.


Flick expressed his excitement upon being unveiled as the new Barca boss, stating, “Signing my contract here is a huge honor and a dream come true for me.”


“We achieved success with Bayern Munich, but my desire for titles remains strong.


“I am eager to continue this journey with Barcelona, as I believe we can accomplish great things together. This alignment in philosophy is crucial, as I am fond of possession-based, attacking football.”