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Raphinha’s dazzling performances for Leeds United are being noticed by the wider football community.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 2:28 pm

For just £17million, there is a strong case to argue that the Brazillian is the bargain of the season and definitely one of the signings of the season.

If the Whites do decide to cash in on the 24-year-old in the future, then they already stand to make a sizeable profit.

But according to the Daily Mirror, Leeds “plan to add to him this summer”, rather than offload him for a quick gain.

The former Rennes star is reportedly on the radar of Liverpool, while there have been whispers of interest from Manchester United.

Raphinha however, is happy at Elland Road and has become close friends with fellow Portuguese speaker Helder Costa. Patrick Bamford also converses with him in French.

The Whites are under no pressure to sell Raphinha, so gone are the days of the club needing to cash in on their top talent to balance the books.

Meanwhile, Portuguese outlet A Bola has addressed reports claiming Leeds are closely following Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim.

Marcelo Bielsa is out-of-contract at the end of the campaign, but there remains a strong optimism that he’ll stay in West Yorkshire.

Andrea Radrizzani said he and director of football Victor Orta had discussed alternative options, just in case the Argentine was to leave.

It is claimed by A Bola that Leeds have made an informal approach, just simply to check on Amorim’s situation and tell his representatives about the possibility of a move in the future.

Apparently, Leeds have been “following with more attention” due to the way Sporting play.

The Primeira Liga leaders are calm about the situation as Amorim is protected by a £17.2million release clause. As per TransferMarket, the 36-year-old is under contract until June 2023.

Elsewhere, Leeds are being linked with a big-name free agent – but face competition from across Europe.

Here are the latest transfer headlines from Leeds and their Premier League rivals:

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