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Phil Hay: Leeds have had no discussions with Bayern over Raphinha

Leeds United have had an extremely tricky season under the stewardship of Marcelo Bielsa.

They are near the foot of the Premier League table and have won just once in their last eight fixtures.

With that in mind, the January transfer window appears to be coming round in the nick of time.

What’s the word?

Leeds head into the winter market in a spot of bother and with the potential of losing their star man Raphinha.

The Brazilian has been electrifying again this term and as a result, has fielded interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.

Indeed, rumours in the build-up to Christmas suggested that he was close to joining Bayern Munich.

How much is Raphinha worth to Leeds?

£20m+

£20m+

£30m+

£30m+

£40m+

£40m+

Yet, in a seven-word update on the situation on Boxing Day, Phil Hay provided news that will no doubt delight Leeds supporters.

He took to Twitter to say: “Leeds have had no contact from Bayern.”

Fans buzzing

The fact that Raphinha doesn’t appear to be on the verge of heading to Germany is likely to come as music to the ears of the Elland Road faithful.

After all, with Patrick Bamford having played just once since September due to injury, the Brazil international has become Leeds’ chief goal scorer and creator.

He has been nothing short of outstanding since signing for a bargain £17m in the summer of 2020, bagging 14 goals and registering ten assists.

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Nine of those involvements have come this term with Raphinha now the Premier League’s joint-fourth top scorer this season with eight.

He is the only player in the squad to beat the goalkeeper on more than two occasions this term so to lose him next month would be a devastating blow to their chances of staying up.

Of course, a team may still come in for the 25-year-old but at the moment, an exit looks more unlikely according to Hay.

Considering Leeds are so up against it right now, keeping him at least until the end of the campaign will be a huge boost for Bielsa whose job is under increasing pressure in Yorkshire.

AND in other news, Orta must sign Leeds’ new Alioski in £59.2m-rated “jewel” who “often scores goals”…

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