Leeds United news as Whites target ‘agrees’ move and Arsenal’s Raphinha bid rejected

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Here are the latest Leeds United morning headlines on Wednesday, June 22.

Minamino move

Reported Leeds United target Takumi Minamino is close to joining French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco from Liverpool, according to Sky Sports. Monaco have agreed a deal in the region of ?15.5 million for Minamino, who has been allowed to leave the Reds this summer due to a lack of game time.

Leeds, along with several other Premier League sides such as Wolves and Southampton were said to be keen on the Japan international. However, the man who scored 14 goals in 55 appearances for Liverpool appears to have opted for a move across Europe.

Raphinha Arsenal bid

Leeds United are expected to turn down the first official approach for Raphinha after receiving a formal offer from the Gunners for their star winger. Arsenal became the first, of a number of Premier League clubs linked with the Brazilian, to table an official formal offer for the in-demand player.

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The Gunners, along with Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Liverpool have been linked for a number of weeks now with Leeds’ prized asset. While many questioned if Arsenal’s interest was genuine enough to make a play for Raphinha, that questioned has at least been answered, somewhat.

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Decisions will have to be made quickly on Crysencio Summerville when he returns to Leeds United for pre-season. With a January transfer request rejected and less than one year on his contract, Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch should have already made up their minds on his next step.

The Netherlands winger was ruled out for the rest of the season when he twisted his ankle in late April, but more than once Marsch said he had planned to use Summerville more. In his final debrief of the season, Marsch said exactly what the 20-year-old needed to hear as he went away for a summer break.

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