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Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all want Barcelona’s Rafinha - report

 


Rafinha, 24, has been at Barcelona since catching the eye as a youth player but has struggled for game time at the Nou Camp.

Last season the Brazilian started just 18 games for the club. His campaign was cut short by a knee injury in April - one he is expected to recover from before the new season starts.

And Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim Premier League sides are circling the player.

According to the report, Liverpool are willing to offer between £26.8m (€30m) and £35.8m (€40m) to secure a deal this summer.

Liverpool have already broken their transfer record on Mohamed Salah’s arrival from Roma and manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to add to his squad.

Mundo Deportivo claim Arsenal have enquired into the midfielder’s availability, while Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also been in touch.

Arsenal themselves could lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the end of the transfer window and are on the lookout for new recruits.

And Spurs are yet to spend any serious money in the transfer market, with Pochettino seemingly happy to stick with the squad that finished second in the Premier League last season.

The three English suitors are joined by Inter Milan and AC Milan in the pursuit of Rafinha, the report claims.

Rafinha has not traveled on Barca’s pre-season tour of the USA in order to focus on his recovery work.