Manchester City linked to Raphinha as they search for winger

Raphinha is the latest forward to be linked with Manchester City as they look set to replace Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian has been linked with Saudi club Al-Ahli following a historic season with the Blues.

However, Simon Jones for the Daily Mail claims that Al-Ahli have had their opening bid rejected. Despite and initial bid of £18m being rejected, talks are expected to continue. Manchester City want £30m for the winger.

Journalist Santi Aouna claims that the Blues would make Raphinha a high priority should Mahrez leave.

The former Leeds winger moved to Barcelona during summer of 2022 on a five year contract. In his short time with the La Liga giants he has won both the Spanish Super Cup and the La Liga.

At 26 he would be a good age, however Barcelona still owe Manchester City over £30m. Ferran Torres left the Blues for the Spanish club in 2022 and they have yet to stump up the cash.

As a result, it is hard to see City doing business with Barcelona any time soon.

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