Chelsea ready to announce £65m signing of Romelu Lukaku’s replacement

English Premier League giants, Chelsea are ready to announce the signing of a world-class striker as possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku

According to the report from Skysports and highly rated Italian Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have reached full agreement to sign Brazil national team star Raphinha for the region of £60 million.

The former Stade de Rennes football club of France star has been linked with a move away from Leeds United football club since last season, and he is now on the verge of signing for Chelsea football club.

The 25 years old has been in an astonishing form for Leeds United football club since joining them in the summer transfer window of 2020/2021 season, and he scored 11 League goals for the club last season.

Raphinha was linked with a move to Barcelona football club, Arsenal FC, Tottenham Hotspur football club and Manchester United FC earlier this month, before Chelsea FC joined the race, and they are set to sign the highly rated Brazilian star.

Report also said, Arsenal football club had a meeting with Leeds United football club and made a new verbal bid in the last few hours, but it was turned down by Leeds United FC. Barcelona also called Leeds United FC again but no chance to match Chelsea bid. The Blues are now working to get the agreement done also on personal terms.

Fabrizio Romano reported via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday that;

“Chelsea football club and Leeds United FC have reached full agreement for Raphinha! Official bid accepted around £60/65m [add ons included]. Main part of amount to be paid immediately. It’s done between clubs. Talks now ongoing on player side on personal terms and contract. Boehly, on it.”

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