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Xavi guidelines out sale of Barcelona winger amid Arsenal curiosity

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Barcelona supervisor Xavi has insisted Raphinha isn’t on the market this summer season, regardless of Arsenal conserving a detailed eye on the Brazilian’s state of affairs at Camp Nou.

With formidable and costly plans this summer season, together with the re-signing of Lionel Messi, Barcelona are conscious that some gamers must be offered this summer season. 90min understands Arsenal are conserving a detailed eye on the provision of each Raphinha and Ferran Torres.

The Gunners tried to signal Raphinha when he left Leeds United final summer season and in addition made a tentative enquiry about his companies throughout the January switch window, and the 26-year-old stays on their radar.

Sadly for Arsenal, it seems they must look elsewhere as supervisor Xavi has insisted Raphinha won’t be leaving Camp Nou this summer season.

“Raphinha isn’t in the marketplace,” Xavi advised the media. “He’s staying at Barcelona and can assist us lots. He’s a vital participant for me and a very vital participant. He makes the distinction.”


Raphinha has been a daily on the correct facet of Xavi’s assault this season, racking up ten objectives and 12 assists in 49 appearances forward of the season finale in opposition to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

It was on that very same proper wing that Messi made his title at Camp Nou and so, with the veteran Argentine in line for a attainable return this summer season, questions have been raised about Raphinha’s place within the workforce if Messi does be part of.

Nonetheless, Xavi has already made it clear that Messi could now not be a winger, lately revealing his plans to suit the World Cup winner into his workforce.

Whereas Raphinha’s place at Camp Nou seems protected, there are doubts over the way forward for Torres, one other Arsenal goal, and 20-year-old Ansu Fati.


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