LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed to pay Leeds United’s asking price for Brazilian winger, Raphael Dias Belloli, known as Raphinha.
Leads United chiefs have told Barcelona to meet Chelsea’s offer of £60million plus £5m in add-ons for Raphinha.
Raphinha, 25, is believed to have his heart set on Camp Nou as his destination, having agreed on personal terms with Barcelona at the start of the summer.
Reports say cash-strapped Barcelona have finally accepted Leeds United’s demands but will have to sell players to finance the deal.
It is said that shipping out Dutch midfielder De Jong, 25, to the Red Devils for an initial fee of £56m is now their No1 priority.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen to be reunited with the former Ajax man and believes he can convince him to become a central part of his plans at Old Trafford.
The Blues will reportedly have to pay no less than £45m to land the German international, who came through the ranks at London rivals Arsenal.