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Leeds United saga confirmed ‘this week’ as transfer link rejected

Leeds United are back in action on Thursday as they continue their pre-season preparations.

As Leeds step up their preparations, they will be aided by a number of new signings after a rather busy summer.

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Jesse Marsch has been backed by a number of new signings as Los Blancos are desperate to avoid a relegation drop this coming season.

And we could still see more arrivals, with Raphinha set to leave in the coming days.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumors surrounding Elland Road.

Raphinha’s Completion Approaches

It is understood that Leeds have agreed in principle with Barca over the Brazilian, who was left behind after the trip to Australia.

Raphinha’s preference has always been Barcelona, ​​despite offers from Arsenal and Chelsea, and it looks like he got his wish.

According to a Barca insider Gerard RomeroBarca now expect to present Raphinha to the fans on Friday after club president Joan Laporta admitted the deal is now progressing to the final stages.

Mata Links Downed

Leeds have been linked with a move for former Manchester United star Juan Mata, but it seems the reports are far from the truth.

According The temperature, Leeds are not interested in a move for Mata, currently considering other targets as they continue to strengthen.

Mata is still looking for a new club and he would prefer to return to Spain this summer after around a decade in England.

The Spaniard is now 34 and hopes to retire in his home country.