ARSENAL are reportedly preparing a second bid for Raphinha as they look to beat London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham to the Leeds winger.
Mikel Arteta has made landing the forward a priority signing, with the
But their approach was swiftly knocked back by the Whites after it fell way under their asking price.
It was claimed on Monday that Arsenal were set to wrap up a transfer for the Brazilian this week, but those claims appear to be wide of the mark.
Leeds are in no rush to sell Raphinha with the 25-year-old tied down at Elland Road until 2024.
According to the Guardian, the Yorkshire outfit will only part ways with the ex-Rennes ace should they receive a fee of at least £65million.
But they state that despite the hefty asking price, Arsenal are preparing to make a second bid in their quest to bring him to the Emirates.
It has been said that Arsenal have been interested in Raphinha since March, but face competition from Spurs and Chelsea.
Tottenham have allegedly told Leeds they also plan to make a formal offer for their prized asset.
Meanwhile Thomas Tuchel’s Blues have explored the possibility of snapping him up.